Park and Preserve
Attractions in Phoenix, AZ | Jude LaBarbera, MD
10919 S Central Ave,
Phoenix, AZ 85042,
South Mountain Park and Preserve
South Mountain Park and Preserve is 4.4 miles away from the Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport. It offers more than 50 miles of trails across 16,000 acres of the Sonoran Desert and is a perfect site for outdoor adventures.
South Mountain Park and Preserve is among the largest municipally managed parks in the nation. It comprises three mountain ranges (Gila, Ma Ha Tauk, and Guadalupe). Other than the Sonoran Desert flora, the park offers breathtaking views along with ancient petroglyphs carved into the rocks. You could go hiking, mountain biking, or horseback riding. For a better view of the park, hop on to the 5.5-mile Summit Rd to Dobbins Lookout. This is the highest point in the preserve. Nearby hotels include the Drury Inn and Suites Phoenix, Four Points by Sheraton Phoenix, and Courtyard by Marriott Phoenix hotels.