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Peralta Pass

AZ
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Ranked #315 of 909 Attractions in Arizona
Type: Geologic Formations, Outdoors
Owner description: Large and dramatic rock outcroppings formed more than one million years ago.
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Type: Geologic Formations, Outdoors
Owner description: Large and dramatic rock outcroppings formed more than one million years ago.
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Boston, Massachusetts
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

The Peralta Trail is a 4.8 mile out and back trail in the Superstition Mountains, about an hour east of Phoenix. The 7 mile on the dirt road to get to the trail head are pretty washboarded but take it slow and you will make it fine. The trail is up a canyon, switching sides with a dry creek bed.... More 

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Fredericksburg, TX
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

Great high desert day hike. Climb 1400 vertical feet over two miles to mountain pass. Trail climbs up through Creek drainage 'til upper half which runs along side Ridge to the pass. Scenery is desert down slope, hotdogs left and right and Miller's Needle through the pass. Two hours in, one hour out. No water at trailhead. Trailhead was initially... More 

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PA
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372 reviews 372 reviews
170 attraction reviews
259 helpful votes 259 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
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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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