Practice Yoga atop Piestewa Peak

Phoenix, Arizona

Details

Distance

1.8 miles

Elevation Gain

900 ft

Route Type

Out-and-Back

Description

Added by Jeremy Meek

Sun salutations at sunset, atop a mountain, and overlooking the vast city below? Count me in.

If you are an avid hiker and also love practicing yoga, then Piestewa Peak has a hidden gem awaiting you! There is a little-known helipad located just off the primary trail to Piestewa Peak's Summit (see photos above for more detailed information). If you are looking for a great place to practice yoga for yourself or with a small group (maximum 6-8), then be sure to do this! Sunrise or sunset are prime time in my opinion.

Of course, practicing yoga on a mountaintop helipad is not like practicing in a climate controlled and smooth-floored yoga studio. However, the trade-offs of sunrise/sunset, an epic view, gorgeous weather, the distant bustle of the city below, and a bit of a pre-yoga hiking workout ahead of yoga more than makes up for it in my opinion. 

The helipad is periodically used in the event of an emergency, but that is rare and it typically sits abandoned. If a helicopter happens to come, interrupt your tree pose and vacate the premises promptly! :)

For just a hike, check out Hike Piestewa Peak

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