We drove to one of the lookout points near the top of the mountain. We caught an amazing sunset over the desert and downtown phoenix. Plus... IT'S FREE!
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We took the boat cruise and it was super informative and neat! We saw big horn sheep, wild stallions, and lots of birds. The bloody mary was delish too!
South Mountain Park is a overlooked jewel in the rough –I am amazed how many people live in the Phoenix area or have visited here and don’t know that the WORLDS largest city park is right here in their back yard. The park is around...More
Just think of it: from downtown Phoenix, enormous beyond belief, drive laser-straight across one of the widest dry rivers you'll ever want to see and right up into the rock face of these foreboding-looking mountains. This is the Sonoran desert, to be sure, and you...More
I am as close to a native as possible and have been going to South Mountain park since I was a child. Great views of the city, day and night. June, July and August are very hot in the valley, if you are not use...More
We hiked to "Hidden Valley" in May of 2017. Although it was pretty hot, even by 8am, the views were amazing. The trails were fairly well maintaned and there were different levels of difficulty for people of varying abilities.
many different paths with different levels of comfort. Take water, wear sunscreen and watch out for snakes from June onward.
There are different trails. My favorite is Hidden Valley. It is incredible! There are some trails with petroglifos. Always be in the trail! Spring is my favorite time to visit