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Sunset Vista Trail

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 4.3 (7)

An open desert trail up the historic Picacho Peak.


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Map Key

2.9

Miles

4.6

KM

Point to Point

2,806' 855 m

High

1,871' 570 m

Low

1,089' 332 m

Up

154' 47 m

Down

8%

Avg Grade (5°)

48%

Max Grade (26°)

Dogs Leashed

Features Wildflowers

Trails are closed sunset to sunrise. Park is closed 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. Entrance fee of $7 or AZ state park pass.

Description

From the trailhead, the first couple miles are easy to moderate before it becomes difficult to the peak. The trail travels along the south side of the park. Cables are provided on the bare sections for your safety but know your limits before tackling this trek.

Flora & Fauna

Wildflowers are seasonal.

Contacts

Land Manager: Arizona State Parks

Shared By:

Chad Dailey

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  4.3 from 7 votes

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#253

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View from the trail.
Nov 16, 2021 near Eloy, AZ
On the Sunset Vista Trail toward the trailhead
Feb 23, 2020 near Eloy, AZ
View along the Hunter Trail
Dec 27, 2018 near Eloy, AZ
Picacho Peak summit view looking north along I-10
Dec 27, 2018 near Eloy, AZ
View west from the summit
Feb 23, 2020 near Eloy, AZ
View from the trail
Nov 16, 2021 near Eloy, AZ

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Sep 23, 2019
B Y
Jun 22, 2019
Doug Danko
Apr 14, 2019
Nicho Cusack
Great day with cool breeze. Very popular today. 4mi — 3h 00m
Mar 31, 2019
D Wilson
6.8mi
Mar 10, 2019
Norman Nielssen
Difficult & challenging - but magnificent - hike. One of our hikers (Jen) needed slow pace and many rest stops, thus 47 minutes per mile. 4.8mi — 3h 47m
Dec 2, 2018
Scott Huizenga
Dec 1, 2018
Luke W
Fun 7.1mi
Aug 26, 2018
Sam Wisher