Saturday, September 9: Join me for a free sunset hike in the Phoenix Mountains Preserve

Come enjoy a moderate hike to a scenic mountain top for views of a stunning sunset and the Valley of the Sun.

Sunset in Phoenix
Did you know you can experience amazing sunsets like this in the middle of Phoenix?

About this experience

I’ve planned this hike to help you experience a spectacular Arizona sunset right in the middle of Phoenix.

The entire experience will last about 90 minutes. Total distance is about 1.5 miles and requires the ability to hike terrain as steep as a treadmill set at the highest angle, with a few breaks built in.

Who’s it for?

Anyone with the ability to walk up to two miles on rough and sloped desert trails.

When is it?

Saturday, September 9, 2023 at 6 p.m.

Where do we meet?

Phoenix Mountains Preserve, 32nd Street Trailhead (1/2 mile south of Shea)

How much is it?

There is no charge for this guided hiking experience.

Setting sun casts an amber glow over Arizona’s Valley of the Sun

More info

  • We’ll meet up at a lightly traveled trailhead in North Phoenix and take a few minutes to get acquainted.
  • Next, we’ll head out into the desert on a wide, gently sloped trail with spectacular views of the Phoenix Mountains Preserve.
  • Along the way, I’ll point out some cool stuff about the desert landscape and the Phoenix area.
  • We’ll make our way up to a higher point to watch a gorgeous Arizona sunset. Before it gets dark, we’ll head back to the starting point, then go our separate ways.
Paul Fiarkoski

About your guide

Since moving to Arizona in 2012, I’ve logged hundreds of miles on hiking trails and byways. After one particular hike to the falls of Havasupai in the Grand Canyon, I became obsessed with exploring the many natural wonders of Arizona.

Now I love sharing some of my most fascinating discoveries with others.

Arizona Bucket List Adventure Guide & Journal details my top 50 natural wonders.


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