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Beautiful vista over Tucson

You easily drive up there and admire the vista from the car park to the south and west. But to be... read more

Reviewed 21 June 2018
jrosenbergh
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Tampere, Finland
Hike adventure

We wanted to see the big letter A painted white on the side of the mountain for the University of... read more

Reviewed 14 April 2018
Carol A
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Waterford, Wisconsin
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Reviewed 5 November 2018

Went to "A" Mountain(named for University of AZ). Spectacular 360 degree views of Tucson. As you drive up, you park just below the painted "A" and view most of Tucson or you can go to the parking lots and walk 2/10 of mile to "A"...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 21 June 2018

You easily drive up there and admire the vista from the car park to the south and west. But to be able to see the beautiful vista over all of the city it's advisable to climb up to the peak. The peak is not stroller...More

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank jrosenbergh
Reviewed 18 June 2018 via mobile

A Mountain is sort of a hallmark of Tucson. The A gets painted a few times a year for different events. It’s on the side of Sentinel Peak. You can drive up the hill and stop and look at the big A. Some like to...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 14 April 2018 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

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed 11 April 2018

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

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank bmonson
Reviewed 28 March 2018

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

Date of experience: March 2018
3  Thank ilderv0
Reviewed 26 March 2018 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

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank dancG8992YG
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

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank CMPTexas
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

Date of experience: February 2018
1  Thank Christine M
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

Date of experience: March 2018
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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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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
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8 to 8...Sun 8 to 6
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