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Sentinel Peak Park

1001 South Sentinel Peak Road
Tucson, Arizona 85745
Sentinel Peak Park webpage

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Coordinates: 32.2090248, -110.9941006
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About Sentinel Peak Park
+ Trails
+ Picnic Tables
+ No Restrooms
+ Paved Walking Path
+ Shade Ramadas
+ Interpretive Displays
+ Ramada

Every day, hundreds of residents and visitors walk, bike, and drive on Sentinel Peak Road – which climbs and encircles Sentinel Peak Park (also known as ‘A’ Mountain). The City of Tucson launched a survey to better understand how and when our community uses the park.

Gates for the park road are currently open from Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. The City is looking to gauge the public’s interest in creating car-free times or days where access to the road is restricted to pedestrian and bike traffic.

Below this 2,900-foot peak, the Santa Cruz valley was farmed by the Hohokam Indians as early as 800 AD. When the Spaniards arrived in the 17th century, the Hohokam had vanished and settlements of Piman people dotted the valley. One settlement called “Schuk-Shon,” meaning “at the foot of the black mountain,” was pronounced “Tucson” by the Spaniards. The hill was a lookout for these early Indian and Spanish settlers, who lived in fear of hostile raiders. The white washed stone “A” was constructed by University of Arizona students in 1915.
From Sentinel Peak Park webpage