Phoenix, Scottsdale, and Tempe Sights

South Mountain Park

  • 10919 S. Central Ave. Map It
  • South Phoenix
  • Park (National/State/Provincial)

Published 11/18/2015

Fodor's Review

The world's largest city park (almost 17,000 acres) offers a wilderness of mountain-desert trails for hikers, bikers, and horseback riders—and a great place to view sunsets. The Environmental Center has a model of the park as well as displays detailing its history, from the time of the ancient Hohokam people to gold seekers. Roads climb past picnic ramadas constructed by the Civilian Conservation Corps, winding through desert flora to the trailheads. Look for ancient petroglyphs, try to spot a desert cottontail rabbit or chuckwalla lizard, or simply stroll among the desert vegetation. Maps of all scenic drives as well as hiking, mountain biking, and horseback trails are available at the Gatehouse Entrance just inside the park boundary.

Sight Information

Address:

10919 S. Central Ave., Phoenix, Arizona, 85042, USA

Map It

Sight Details:

  • Free
  • Daily 5 am–7 pm

Published 11/18/2015

Advertisement

Map View

Map of



What's Nearby

  • Restaurants
  • Sights
  • Hotels

See all sights in Phoenix, Scottsdale, and Tempe

Add Your Own Review

When did you go?

Minimum 200 character count

How many stars would you give?

Experience

Ease

Value

Don't Miss

No Thanks