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Hike to the Top of Picacho Peak
Picacho Peak is a familiar landmark to anyone who drives Interstate 10 between Phoenix and Tucson. It’s also a great place to stop for a hike — one that will test your fear of heights and make you weak in the knees. The most popular route, the Hunter Trail, takes you to the top of the mountain. It’s almost vertical in places, and cables are installed to help you hoist yourself up. Be aware that in recent years, the park has closed for the “summer” due to Arizona’s budgetary concerns. “Summer” is, apparently, late May through early September. Check with …