Picacho Peak is impossible to miss while driving between Phoenix and Tucson. It towers 1,500 feet above the valley floor and has been used as a landmark for centuries.
This peak is made of eroded volcanic flow. Catch it at the right time in the spring and you may be presented with a stunning array of wildflowers, including the Mexican poppy.
Between its rich history, diverse wildlife, and challenging hiking trails, Picacho Peak State Park is a fun and convenient stop while traveling along the I-10. This park also has one of the largest Arizona state campgrounds and offers 85 electric campsites suitable for RVs and tent camping. WiFi is available for an additional fee at all campsites.
Camping in southern Arizona can be incredibly hot in the summer months though—so it may be best to avoid visiting June to August. If you do go when it’s hot, be sure to pack plenty of water as there is no water along the trails.
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