Hike of the Week: Enchanted Peak in Tucson

Mare CzinarJanuary 7, 2023
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A climb up this isolated, 2,795-foot mound in the foothills of the Tucson Mountains rewards with amazing desert mountain vistas. There’s even a sign on the summit identifying  surrounding prominent peaks.

LENGTH:  4.1 miles as described here

RATING:  moderate

ELEVATION:  2,479 – 2,795 feet (717 feet of accumulated elevation change)

BEST SEASON: October – April



Enchanted Hills Trails Park
3280 W. 36th Street, Tucson

From Interstate 10 in Tucson, take the Starr Pass Blvd. exit 259.  At the bottom of the offramp, turn right, follow Starr Pass Blvd. 0.5 mile and turn right on Mission Road.  Go 1.3 miles on Mission Road to 36th Street, turn right and continue 2.1 miles to the trailhead. The park is open daily from dawn until dusk.