Sentinal Peak, famously known as “A” Mountain, offers spectacular views of Tucson and the valley. This popular destination should be on every visitor’s list of places to see. Its nickname was coined, in the early 1900’s, when a few University of Arizona students built a large “A” on its summit.
Today, the “A” Mountain location is Tucson’s largest park and offers a vast array of hiking trails and is very popular with cyclists. The peak is an easy drive from downtown and the I-10 Corridor. Head west on Congress then turn south on Cuesta Ave.
Follow the road all the way up to the top, drive into a free parking space, and you have officially made it. Also, located on the summit, go and enjoy the three ramadas looking out upon beautiful Tucson.
The park is open Mon-Sat 8 AM to 8 PM and Sun 8 AM to 6 PM.
Pro tip: Be sure to leave before closing and not after the times noted. People have been known to get “stuck” on the mountain because the only gate, on the only road, gets locked up promptly. Just FYI, it wasn’t me… 😉
You can call the City of Tucson Parks and Recreation Department
For more information, call 520-791-5909
Have a great day,