South Mountain Park

south mountain parkCampers at Desert Shadows RV Resort in Phoenix who enjoy hiking, cycling and horseback riding can pursue these endeavors at South Mountain Park, a huge outdoor area encompassing 16,000 acres. The park offers 51 miles of scenic trails as well as outstanding lookout views of the Gila River Valley. Picnic sites are available, so you may want to bring a lunch to eat while you feast your eyes on the spring flowers. A good time to visit is at sundown, when you can watch the colors of the sunset streak across the desert sky. Entrance gates are open from 5 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Another natural attraction is Papago Park, an area having massive sandstone buttes and an extensive trail network. Like South Mountain, it is a great area for hiking, cycling and picnicking. In addition, Papago has a fishing lagoon, which can be used by anyone with an Arizona urban fishing license.

Both parks afford views of Phoenix and the surrounding mountains. The city offers some wonderfully scenic areas for those who like spending time outdoors. Visit our website and book your spot at our RV park today.