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5.51 miles

Elevation Gain

1900 ft

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Sunset Vista Trail in Picacho, Arizona, is a 5.51-mile out-and-back trail that offers a moderate challenge for hikers. The trail is known for its steep inclines and rocky terrain, requiring sturdy footwear and a good level of fitness. The trailhead is located near the park's entrance, with ample parking available. The trail offers several unique features. One of the highlights is the panoramic view of the Sonoran Desert from the summit. Hikers can also see the distinctive Picacho Peak, a volcanic mountain with a height of 1,900 feet. The trail also passes through a variety of desert vegetation, including saguaro cacti and ocotillo plants. Hikers are advised to start early in the morning to avoid the heat and to bring plenty of water. The trail is open year-round, but the best time to hike is from November to April when the temperatures are cooler. Dogs are allowed on the trail but must be kept on a leash.
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