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Picacho Peak State Park, Picacho

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Picacho Peak State Park is a state park surrounding Picacho Peak in Picacho, Arizona. The park is located between Casa Grande and Tucson near Interstate 10 in Pinal County. Its centerpiece spire is visible from downtown Tucson, a distance of 45 miles (72 km). The summit rises to 3,374 feet (1,028 m) above mean sea level. Though appearing to be the remnant of a volcanic neck, it is now believed to be a tilted and eroded piece of rock overlain by a lava flow.

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  • There are numerous trails to choose from and it is a low cost park to visit that is right off the highway (I-10). The park rangers are friendly, but be aware, it is very hot and you need to plan to.....  more
    There are numerous trails to choose from and it is a low cost park to visit that is right off the highway (I-10). The park rangers are friendly, but be aware, it is very hot and you need to plan to.....  more »
  • I noticed this from Hwy10 when I was driving north of Tucson while on vacation. There are so many majestic mountains all around, you might dismiss this as just another beautiful thing in the... 
    I noticed this from Hwy10 when I was driving north of Tucson while on vacation. There are so many majestic mountains all around, you might dismiss this as just another beautiful thing in the...  more »
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  • We absolutely loved this park! Easy access from highway, plenty of room, paved, quiet, clean bathrooms and wifi. Staff was so friendly and helpful. The views were stunning and the grounds were all very clean. The showers were hot and clean and really nice bathrooms. We can’t wait to come back and stay longer. Each site has a picnic table and fire ring along with hook ups. Can’t beat the cost and the views!!
  • As always, a fabulous place. The camp sites are very nice and had plenty of room and included a fire pit and electricity. They apparently are short on water so the drinking fountains could not be used. It is a little difficult walking to the bathroom at nite as you could end up in a campsite instead of following the road. The freeway noise is something you seem to get used to and I do like the sound of the trains. The views are outstanding and there are several great trails with the climb of Picacho Peak being the highlight that I last climbed 10 years ago. There are cables involved and I highly recommend gloves.

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