Picacho Peak State Park

15520 Picacho Peak Rd.
Picacho, AZ 85241- Map It
(520) 466-3183

AAA Editor Notes

Picacho Peak State Park, .5 mi. s. off I-10 exit 219, is the site of Arizona's westernmost Civil War battle. In 1862 a dozen Union soldiers defeated 10 Confederate cavalrymen. The park is home to the 1,500-foot peak that was used as a landmark for settlers traveling between New Mexico and California. The Mormon Battalion constructed the road used by the forty-niners and the Butterfield Overland Stage. Today trails meander throughout the park and to the top of the peak. A Civil War reenactment is held each spring. Pets on leash are allowed. Camping is permitted. Picnicking is permitted.
$7 (per private vehicle, up to four passengers); $3 (per individual arriving on foot or bicycle). Camping $15-$30.
Hours: Daily dawn-dusk.