Hike Detail Sheet,  Hikes,  Intermediate

Sunset Vista Trail (I)

Date:Destination:Sunset Vista Trail
Level:Intermediate (I)Area:Picacho Peak State Park
Approx hike distance in miles:5Hike leader:
Low to high elevation gain:900Hike leader phone:
Accum elevation gain in feet:1,200Hike leader email:
Departure time - Union Center parking lot:Please arrive 10 minutes early to check in
Recommended gas donation:$10
Unpaved miles:NonePark entry fee per vehicle:Yes, see below.
Road conditions:GoodWebsite for reference info:N/A
High clearance vehicle req'd:NoTrailhead GPS coordinates:32.647733


Maintained Trail:YesUneven Footing:Yes
Steep Side Drop-offs:NoSteep Trail:
Off Trail (scratchy):NoSlippery Trail Surfaces:No
Use of Hands Required:NoBoulder Hopping:No
Difficulty:ModerateWater Crossings:No
Restrooms at Trailhead:YesGloves Required:No


Special Instructions:

This is an out-and-back hike along the south side of Picacho Mountain. There are good views of Picacho Peak and the surrounding desert. Note: the climb gets difficult after the turnaround point for this hike. Bring water and a snack. This hike requires an entry fee ($7/car) or a State Parks Pass. Please divide the cost evenly among the carpool. (Spring flowers).


From Coolidge, take AZ 87 South to I-10. Take I-10 East to Exit 219. Turn right on Picacho Peak Rd and follow sign to Sunset Vista Trail. The trailhead is at the end of the road.