Peaks and Mountains in Phoenix, Phoenix

10 Reviews

Know about this? Rate It!

hide
  • View from Piestewa Summit
    View from Piestewa Summit
    by BruceDunning
  • View from South Mountain hill
    View from South Mountain hill
    by BruceDunning
  • Valley homes & city
    Valley homes & city
    by BruceDunning
  • goingsolo's Profile Photo

    View from Squaw Peak summit

    by goingsolo Updated May 5, 2005
    Squaw Peak Summit

    Favorite thing: The view from Squaw (now Piestewa) Peak summit is breathtaking. You can see virtually all of Phoenix while lounging on the rocks and enjoying a cool breeze. Not a bad way to spend a sunny afternoon, especially in the fall or spring when temperatures are hiking-perfect.

    Related to:
    • Adventure Travel
    • Hiking and Walking

    Was this review helpful?

  • goingsolo's Profile Photo

    Camelback mountain

    by goingsolo Updated May 5, 2005
    Camelback mountain

    Favorite thing: When in Phoenix, it is impossible not to notice Camelback Mountain. Just look for the tell-tale hump shaped formation, which is also from whence the mountain begat its name.

    Hiking Camelback is said to be challenging and fun. I didn't have the chance so I can't comment, but it is one of the most highly recommended Phoenix area hikes and, if even if you're not so inclined, one of the sights to see.

    Related to:
    • Hiking and Walking
    • Adventure Travel

    Was this review helpful?

  • Hermanater's Profile Photo

    Silly Mountain

    by Hermanater Written Mar 23, 2004

    2.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Top of Silly Mountain
    4 more images

    Favorite thing: As you drive east towards Gold Canyon (just past Apache Junction) on Freeway 60, there are 2 small hills on the north side. There is an old road going up between them. This is the path to the top of Silly Mountain. There is a place to park at the trail head. This place is so easy to find since it is on the side of the freeway. It make a good little morning climb to get the blood flowing.

    Fondest memory: This was a place were the kids did not have to go far to see some of the taller catcus close up.

    Related to:
    • Family Travel
    • Hiking and Walking

    Was this review helpful?

  • Hot desert

    by Matty2013 Written Feb 25, 2003

    Favorite thing: I love to go hiking in some of the mountains that are all over the place. But you have to bring water or you will get heat exhaustion.

    Fondest memory: When I stood in the blistering heat with a winter coat that I had just purchased. Great fun

    Related to:
    • Hiking and Walking

    Was this review helpful?

  • diver-x's Profile Photo

    Desert & Mountains

    by diver-x Written Feb 25, 2003

    2.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Fondest memory: With one day to spend in Phoenix, we did the usual: we went hiking at the nearest peak to see the view! There was only one problem, though. I forgot my sneakers! So we stopped at the local mall - but wouldn't you know it? No sneakers to be had! This mall was strictly for Talbot's-types. We asked around and finally found a sneaker super-store down the street. Forget the name of it, but it was awesome! A guy shined my shoes while I was waiting in line to pay for my New Balances.

    We drove to the north & east of town where there's a park with some really great hiking trails for people who are in a hurry or just want to do their daily exercise. If I lived in Phoenix I'd be in really great shape because I'd hike here every day. It's literally right in town!

    Related to:
    • Hiking and Walking

    Was this review helpful?

  • bottleofdoom's Profile Photo

    Well, being in the desert...

    by bottleofdoom Written Sep 7, 2002

    1.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Favorite thing: Well, being in the desert calls for nature appreciation. I did my share when I first moved out here. It's very breathtakiing... the rock formations are incredible & the wildlife is very extreme. So hiking is a must if you visit here....try the Chamber of Commerce for info on this.. There's just too much of nature things to do for me to list here.

    Was this review helpful?

  • Drive around town. Uptown,...

    by CAPPYCJ Written Aug 25, 2002

    Favorite thing: Drive around town. Uptown, downtown, Tempe, Mesa, Glendale, Avondale, Awatukee, South Mountain, Camelback Mountain....the list and diversity go on and on. Phoenix is a great city to tour.

    Fondest memory: Meeting my wife...a real Arizona beauty!!!

    Was this review helpful?

  • BruceDunning's Profile Photo

    Panorama of Phoenix Seen for Miles

    by BruceDunning Written Dec 29, 2010

    2.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    View from South Mountain hill
    3 more images

    Favorite thing: The downtown city center is right in the middle of the valley and surrounded by hills/mountains on all sides. Views of the city are great on a clear day.

    Related to:
    • Photography
    • Road Trip
    • Arts and Culture

    Was this review helpful?

  • spartan's Profile Photo

    Mountains & Native Americans

    by spartan Written Feb 25, 2003

    2.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Fishing in the desert???

    Favorite thing: Take a trip to the mountains south of town and look at the city. It's a beautiful view. Although the weather can be very hot (very low humidity) you can find a pool almost anywhere.

    Related to:
    • Eco-Tourism

    Was this review helpful?

  • Kentbein's Profile Photo

    Arizona PanaramaIt all looks...

    by Kentbein Updated Aug 24, 2002

    1 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Favorite thing: Arizona Panarama
    It all looks this beautiful. It is truly spectacular. Nothing like it anywhere else.

    Was this review helpful?

Instant Answers: Phoenix

Get an instant answer from local experts and frequent travelers

74 travelers online now

Comments

View all Phoenix hotels