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Peralta Pass

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Ranked #578 of 1,338 Attractions in Arizona
Type: Geologic Formations, Outdoors
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Owner description: Large and dramatic rock outcroppings formed more than one million years ago.
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366 reviews 366 reviews
166 attraction reviews
252 helpful votes 252 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

We had a group of about 20 adults and kids start this hike in June before 7:00am. It is best to describe the hike as moderate until you reach the ascent to the Freemont Saddle where I would say that is a strenuous switch back climb up to the vantage point at the saddle. There is shade in the morning... More

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Allentown, Pennsylvania
12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

This trail is found off Route 60; coming in from Phoenix/Scottsdale; Peralta Road will be on your left. You will see signs for Tonto National Park. Keep going straight. The trail is 7+ miles down the DIRT road. The hike is taxing, allow for 4-5 hours to complete this hike, unless you are in super-great shape; then allow 3. The... More

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Berlin, Germany
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63 reviews 63 reviews
15 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2013

Peralta Canyon trail was advertised as a 3 hour hike of moderate difficulty. I've only just begun hiking and I guess I overestimated my own skill level - I found it quite demanding, and it took me a good bit longer than 3 hours. (2.5 hours to the top, 30 minutes rest/view, 1.5 hours to return) It is 2.5 miles... More

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Bronx, New York
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

My Second day in Arizona we went on a hike. I was a little nervous because I'm from New York City, not many mountains to climb. But it was great and we had a beautiful clear day. So once we got to the top you have a nice clear view in all directions. Bring water, a camera, and binoculars if... More

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Shawnee, Kansas
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34 reviews 34 reviews
17 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2013

Great day hike. Parked at the trailhead and it took about 2 hours to get to Fremont saddle where one has a spectacular view of Weaver's needle. It took about a little over 1 1/2 hours to get down. The terrain of the hike was quite varied. At times you were walking among the large Saguaros and at other times... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2012

I am surprised that there are so few reviews on here about this hike. It must be a bit of a hidden gem to tourists like myself, but when I got to the trail head around 8:30am on a Saturday, the parking lot was pretty packed. I only found this trail myself after a lot of web searching and some... More

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Central Indiana
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151 reviews 151 reviews
58 attraction reviews
113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2012

Peralta Trail is one of the most popular hikes in the Superstition Mountains. To access the trail, take the mostly unpaved Peralta Road about 7 miles off of highway 60 near Gold Canyon. Although there are signs along the road indicating a Tonto Pass is required, the trailhead parking lot signs said no pass was needed. There is ample parking... More

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tempe, az
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2008

March 1st, 2008 The weather was sunny and 78 degrees. My guy and my son Chris (11) in a green arm cast--set out in our 68 VW bug to climb Peralta. We arrived at just after noon. Carrying a small backpack with beefy sandwiches, sodas, and water--we were off for the climb. There were many other hikers--going up and down... More

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