City Guide 2023

Blessed with dozens of scalable summits and tempting trails within a half-hour drive from Downtown, Phoenix is rightly regarded as America’s premier hiking metropolis. Dedicated elevation junkies can take our “7 Summit Challenge” by conquering seven of the city’s highest peaks during hiking season... or over a single weekend.


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