Programs & Events

Picacho Peak State Park

Ranger Kira Guided Hikes - Hunter Trail

Feb. 24, March 9 8 a.m.

Have you ever wondered what the top of Picacho Peak looks like? Well, wonder no more! Join our wonderful Ranger Kira on a hike to the peak. You and a few other hikers will be guided up to the top of the mountain via the Sunset or Hunter trail.

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The Soldier's March

Feb. 10 | Feb. 24 | Mar. 9 10:30 a.m.

Have you ever heard of the Battle of Picacho Pass? Do you want to know what happened that fateful day? Join Ranger Noah for a short walk through the history of the most westward Civil War battle that took place in Arizona. Learn the who, what, where, and why of the battle and how it affected the path to statehood for Arizona.

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Walk Among the Dinosaurs at Picacho

February 25 10 a.m.

Walk among the dinosaurs in our Arizona deserts! Millions of years ago, this land belonged to the giants. And the environment was different from the desert you see around you today.

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Sunday Yoga with Anita

Sundays (weather permitting) 9 - 10 a.m.

Join us on Sundays at the park for yoga in the outdoors!

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Guided Hikes with Charles - Sunset Vista Trail

March 2 10 a.m.

Have you ever wanted to get to the peak of Picacho but didn’t want to do it alone? Join our local volunteer Charles! He will guide you and a group of hikers up to the peak via our Hunter or Sunset trails.

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Junior Ranger Guided Hike

Feb. 3 | Feb. 17 | Mar. 2 11 a.m.

Do you and your kids love being outside? Are you all fascinated with nature? Then come out to Picacho Peak State Park for a Junior Ranger Guided Hike! Join Ranger Noah on a short hike in our park that is suitable for all ages!

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Into the Snake Den

March 3 | April 28 featuredImg 9:30 a.m.

Join our park rangers at Picacho Peak State Park and learn about some simply spectacular serpents! From the tricky hognose to the stunning rattler, these snakes are absolutely ecstatic to meet you!

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Stargazing at Picacho Peak

November - June featuredImg Times vary

Join a park ranger at Picacho Peak for a night of stargazing. You'll learn about constellations, wayfinding, and can even peer through a telescope for a closer look at the stars.

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Guided Hikes with Charles - Calloway Trail

Feb. 17, March 16, April 20 featuredImg Times Vary

Join a park volunteer guide on the Hunter Trail and enjoy 360 degree views from the top of Picacho Peak.

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Star Party at Picacho Peak

Mar. 16 featuredImg 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Come out for a night under the stars at Picacho Peak State Park! The Tucson Amateur Astronomy Association will be on site with high-powered telescopes and guides to the night sky.

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Picacho Peak Bird Walk

Feb. 18, March 17, Apr. 21 featuredImg 10 a.m.

Walk the trails with one of our rangers and learn of the many birds inhabiting the Sonoran Desert region!

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Ranger Kira Guided Hikes - Sunset Vista Trail

Feb. 10 | March 23 | Apr. 13 featuredImg 8 a.m.

Have you ever wondered what the top of Picacho Peak looks like? Well, wonder no more! Join our wonderful Ranger Kira on a hike to the peak. You and a few other hikers will be guided up to the top of the mountain via the Sunset Trail.

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PokePeak

March 24 10 a.m.

Come on down to Picacho Peak and start your Pokemon Go adventure with a ranger by your side! This short hike will bring you to multiple stops where you can catch, collect, and learn about the desert around you and the creatures that might be here.

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Ranger Kira Guided Hike - Calloway Trail

March 30 8 a.m.

Have you ever wanted to learn more about Picacho Peak's trails? Well, wonder no more! Join our wonderful Ranger Kira on a hike at the park. Learn more about the mountain and the surrounding areas, make some new hiking buddies, and enjoy the views.

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Scorpion Hunt at Picacho!

March 31 featuredImg 6:30 p.m.

Join our rangers in a search for some amazing scorpions! Look by rocks, in bushes, and even just crawling around on the ground. These skittering scorpions are not too hard to find once you start looking.

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Guided Hikes with Charles - Hunter Trail

Feb. 3, April 6 featuredImg Times vary

Have you ever wanted to get to the peak of Picacho but didn’t want to do it alone? Join our local volunteer Charles! He will guide you and a group of hikers up to the peak via our Hunter or Sunset trails.

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Touch Table Talk at Picacho

Feb. 4 | April 14 9:30 a.m.

Come on down to the Visitor Center and ask a ranger about our touch table! Learn about the different plants, animals, and minerals here at Picacho Peak. Take a closer look at some animal skulls, feel some cool pelts, and learn about the different minerals on our peak.

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