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The Valley has some of the most magnificent sunsets in the world. As the Arizona heat continues to wind down, what better way to enjoy the picturesque colors of Phoenix sundowns than with these five great spots? South Mountain South Mountain is the quintessential sunset viewing point for Phoenix residents of all ages. Hike along one of its many trails or drive up to some of its overlooks to catch some of the best views...


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