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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: Viewing foliage, Hiking
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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So enjoyable place for sightseeing and walking

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 8, 2015
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Bettendorf, Iowa
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Bettendorf, Iowa
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39 reviews 39 reviews
3 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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
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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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6 helpful votes 6 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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225 reviews 225 reviews
50 attraction reviews
106 helpful votes 106 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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mesa az
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129 reviews 129 reviews
24 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Picacho Peak, about 30 miles north of Tucson on I-10, conducts an annual re-enactment of the only Arizona battle of the war. It actually featured only about 20 soldiers (total), so it was a minor incident compared to Gettysburg or Shiloh. However, to make a two-day event each March, two New Mexico battles of Val Verde and Glorietta Pass are... More 

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Sedona, Arizona
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63 reviews 63 reviews
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Camped here for one night - campground was nicely laid out with a good bit of space between sites. My site had electric hookups (but no water). The bathrooms/showers were excellent - very clean. Nice visitor center with helpful volunteers and staff. The wildflowers were blooming like crazy, made a great show against the giant saguaros and the peaks. Very... More 

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Michigan Usa
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61 reviews 61 reviews
19 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

My wife and I were driving from Tucson to Phoenix and stopped about halfway at this State Park. $7 dollars for a day pass. We stopped at the visitor center for a map and a conversation regarding the different hiking trails. The ranger was very helpful. This park is located in the desert but right next to a tall rock... More 

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Glendale, Arizona
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25 reviews 25 reviews
4 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

As an AZ native - we've passed Picacho Peak State Park numerous times on our way to Tucson and beyond... but never took the time to stop. Maybe it was on our bucket list to go wildflower sightseeing (or maybe I needed an Eegees fix) but we took advantage of the most awesome weather today to do both. Fab day... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

I couldn't have asked for a better hike. We took the long hike along the valley floor then hit the ascent to the top. Lots of switch backs and steel cables to help you get up the trail. There were about six of these areas, but we finally made it to the top in 2.5 hrs. The view was great... More 

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LA, CA
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

February 26, 2015 1. Make no mistake, this is a tough hike because of the steep surfaces. 2. Forget the stair-stepper; build up your arms. You use them a lot to pull you up the cables. 3. Don't wear shorts. It's too easy to skin your shins and bang your knees against the rocks. 4. Bring gloves to better grip... More 

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