Tucson Sights

"A" Mountain

  • Congress St. on Sentinel Peak Rd. Map It
  • Downtown
  • Mountain–Sight

Published 11/18/2015

Fodor's Review

The original name of this mountain, Sentinel Peak, west of Downtown, came from its function as a lookout point for the Spanish, though the Pima village and cultivated fields that once lay at the base of the peak are long gone. In 1915 fans of the University of Arizona football team whitewashed a large "A" on its side to celebrate a victory, and the tradition has been kept up ever since—the permanent "A" is now red, white, and blue. During the day, the peak's a great place to get an overview of the town's layout; at night the city lights below form a dazzling carpet, but the teenage hangout–make out scene may make some uncomfortable.

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Congress St. on Sentinel Peak Rd., Tucson, Arizona, 85701, USA

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Published 11/18/2015


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