Picacho Peak … Arizona

19 Apr

That “unknown Peak” from a couple of posts back was Picacho Peak, Arizona.

Picacho Peak

Heading South to Sierra Vista

Picacho Peak, Arizona

From the other side – This image borrowed from the internet

Rather grand looking.

Picacho Peak State Park

http://azstateparks.com/Parks/PIPE/index.html

“Visitors traveling along I-10 in southern Arizona can’t miss the prominent 1,500-foot peak of Picacho Peak State Park. Enjoy the view as you hike the trails that wind up the peak and, often in the spring, overlook a sea of wildflowers. The park and surrounding area are known for its unique geological significance, outstanding and varied desert growth, and historical importance. The unique shape has been used as a landmark by travelers since prehistoric times. One of the first recordings was in the 1700s by the Anza Expedition as it passed through the area.

The park facilities include a visitor center with exhibits and a gift store, hiking trails, playground, historical markers, campground, picnic areas, ramadas, grills, dump station, restrooms, and showers. The group use areas, for day & overnight use, are available by reservation. Before you hike, be prepared with enough water and proper footwear as the trails are steep and challenging.”

There ya go.

2 Responses to “Picacho Peak … Arizona”

  1. Marilyn Armstrong April 19, 2015 at 8:59 pm #

    Hike the trails? I don’t think so. But it is beautiful.

  2. jcalberta April 20, 2015 at 10:08 am #

    A distinctive natural monument on the desert landscape. I couldn’t just brush by without a nod. “Hiking”? On a cool day … maybe. Saw many folks around here that are into hiking.

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