Spend the day hiking at Picacho Peak State Park!
Standing at 1,500 feet, it’s believed to be part of volcanic lava flow that partially eroded away.
You can hike the winding path all the way to the top or walk around the base. There are trails for all ages and abilities. In the spring you’ll be able to see Mexican Gold Poppies in bloom adding color to the desert landscape.
While you’re visiting, you may come across small ancient dwellings from the Hohokam tribes that are believed to date back to 750 A.D.
There is some recent American history here, as well.
In 1862, during the American Civil War, confederate and union scouting parties met at the battle of Picacho Pass. It was the largest Civil War battle to take place in Arizona.
The park has reenactments of the battle in the spring.
So if you’re looking for a great hike and a little Arizona history, you’ll find it right here at Picacho Peak State Park.