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A Mountain (Sentinel Peak)

Congress St. on Sentinel Peak Rd., Tucson, AZ 85745
+1 520-791-4873
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We wanted to see the big letter A painted white on the side of the mountain for the University of... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Carol A
,
Waterford, Wisconsin
via mobile
See the entire Tucson area in the round from this viewpoint

Very easy to get to with accessible paths once you arrive. The views are amazing and the historical... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
bmonson
,
Oro Valley, Arizona
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Congress St. on Sentinel Peak Rd., Tucson, AZ 85745
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+1 520-791-4873
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"broken glass"
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"great views of tucson"
in 7 reviews
"city lights"
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"parking lot"
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"close to downtown"
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"short drive"
in 8 reviews
"steep drop"
in 2 reviews
"great viewpoint"
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"park closes"
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"easy drive"
in 4 reviews
"surrounding mountains"
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"loose rocks"
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"greater tucson"
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"afraid of heights"
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"tucson valley"
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We wanted to see the big letter A painted white on the side of the mountain for the University of Arizona sports teams. The hiking to the letter A is rocky and narrow. It was fun but it would have been easier if we had...More

Thank Carol A
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very easy to get to with accessible paths once you arrive. The views are amazing and the historical markers give you a great overview of the history of the area. An underground river, who knew? Wear appropriate footwear if you plan to hike up the...More

Thank bmonson
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I don't know the height of Sentinel peak, but once you've parked the car in the car park and climbed to the summit you get absolutely fantastic views of Tucson. We were fortunate to meet a resident on the trail and she pointed out an...More

1  Thank ilderv0
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is our second visit to this place. The views are spectacular. We can only imagine what there like at night. Easy drive to the top or you can park below and hike to the top. The views really give you an idea just how...More

Thank Dan C
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Reviewed 20 March 2018

Sentinel Peak ("A" Mountain - - so-called because of the large painted "A" on the side of the hill for the University of Arizona. Painting letters on mountains is a southwest custom in many towns with mountains nearby, as the mountains are rocky, few trees...More

Thank CMPTexas
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Reviewed 16 March 2018

We had friends, who live in Tucson, take us up here for sunset. So glad we went! Wonderful views all around. There are a lot of kids who drive up here, play loud music, and there was some questionable interactions going on. But, we didn’t...More

1  Thank Christine M
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Reviewed 12 March 2018

We have visited Tucson many times over the years but somehow always missed driving up to Senitnel Peak ("A" mountain). This year we decided we had to see what all the hype is about. The view is amazing: all of Tucson to the east, and...More

Thank lolly702015
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Reviewed 5 March 2018

Easy drive up with ample parking. The views can be seen 360 degrees with plenty of photo opportunities.

Thank IBPacman
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Reviewed 27 February 2018

Great place in Tucson to get all-around views of the city and for beautiful sunsets. But parking is limited right in front of the A, and be careful that you do not drive off the pavement to park since there is steep drop off from...More

Thank Previa1994
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Reviewed 27 February 2018 via mobile

A spectacular location to view all of Tucson and to witness magnificent sunsets. As noted by others, the only downside is the amount of broken glass. The site could use restroom facilities too. Overall, well worth the trip up the mountain.

Thank Rick B
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Carol C
23 February 2018|
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Response from cwc9201 | Reviewed this property |
From Oklahoma? A long way. From the base of the mountain? a mile or 2 from the base.
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Chettie D
15 January 2018|
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Response from cwc9201 | Reviewed this property |
Tumamoc hill is the hill next to "A" mountain and is one that is for pedestrians only. Since I cannot include a link, a search of Tumamoc hill in Tucson will get you instrctions on how to get to the entrance. You might... More
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Lupita F
23 July 2017|
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Response from tavysandin | Reviewed this property |
8 to 8...Sun 8 to 6
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