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Picacho Peak State Park

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Address: Exit 219 off Interstate 10, Picacho, AZ 85241
Phone Number: 520-466-3183
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Activities: Hiking, Viewing foliage
Description: This park offers yearly re-enactments of the key Civil War battle that...
This park offers yearly re-enactments of the key Civil War battle that took place here.
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Interesting and Enjoyable!

We were leaving Tucson and heading toward Phoenix when we'd heard that we shouldn't miss this state park. And they were right! You can see Picacho Peak long before you actually... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 30, 2015
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Wooster, Ohio
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Wooster, Ohio
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102 reviews 102 reviews
33 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

We were leaving Tucson and heading toward Phoenix when we'd heard that we shouldn't miss this state park. And they were right! You can see Picacho Peak long before you actually arrive. Thankfully, the park ranger who was manning the entrance knew the park very well and told us how far up the roadway we chould drive our motor home... More 

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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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57 reviews 57 reviews
43 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Mid April was nice for small, colorful cactus blooms set against the peak. A really nice history signage trail for the Civil War and colonial Spanish history buffs! Small but nice visitor center with friendly staff. Restrooms were closed in the visitor center but available in the park, have to pay for access, during our visit

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

My friends brought me here for my first hike and it was awesome. Great views and well maintained. If you love the outdoors you need to go here. It is 2 miles to the top and it's $7 to park but worth it. I definitely see the appeal of hiking now.

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Glastonbury, Connecticut
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

We've done dozens of hikes throughout the U.S., and I would rate the Hunter's Trail as being as fun and interesting as any hike we've done. Reasonable hiking time (about 3 hours roundtrip). Tremendous views. The cables provided an element of excitement and challenge, but without an intolerable level of danger. I strongly recommend bringing gloves for the cables and... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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394 reviews 394 reviews
223 attraction reviews
279 helpful votes 279 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Picacho Peak (picacho also means 'peak' in Spanish, so Peak Peak) is the most unique mountain right off Interstate 10 between Tucson and Phoenix. It is a State Park so if you have a National Park pass, you'll have to pay a fee. The brand-new visitor's center is within minutes of the interstate making it a great place to stop,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

This mountain was beautiful! Since it was around spring time for us we got to see some flowers that has bloomed. There were a sea of cactus and just made it that much better. There's two ways to go to the top of the peak and its aprox 3 hr trip to the top and back. One trail goes up... More 

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Bettendorf, Iowa
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39 reviews 39 reviews
3 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

This place is amazingly beautiful. Make sure and stop by the visitor's center to get an overview of the park, its environment and history.

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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Amazing, magical mountain. Worth a visit for sure - especially if you like to hike. There are some easy trails and a very difficult one. Camping isn't bad either. It's conveniently right off the I-10. I've been here many times and it never disappoints.

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

The hunters trail hike is truly difficult. It is almost straight up. I have bad knees but made it. The view at the top was amazing. Bring water like they say and wear a hat. Being March it wasn't too hot. Nice stop on the way to Tucson.

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Cheyenne, Wyoming
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113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Typical desert plant life on and around a peak that sticks up out of the desert. Also available, even if the flowers are not blooming that much, several hiking trails that range from pretty easy to steep. Attractive visitors center. Picnic tables with shade covers.

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