Sentinel Peak Park

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1001 S. Sentinel Peak Rd., Tucson AZ 85745
Regional Park • Natural Resource Park • 372.8 acres • Ward 1

Vehicle Access
Monday: no vehicle access
Tuesday-Thursday: 2 p.m.-sunset
Friday-Sunday: 11 a.m.-sunset

Historic Site

Below this 2,900-foot peak, the Santa Cruz valley was farmed by the Hohokam Indians as early as 800 AD. When the Spaniards arrived in the 17th century, the Hohokam had vanished and settlements of Piman people dotted the valley. One settlement called "Schuk-Shon," meaning "at the foot of the black mountain," was pronounced "Tuk-Son" by the Spaniards. The hill was a lookout for these early Indian and Spanish settlers, who lived in fear of hostile raiders. The white washed stone "A" was constructed by University of Arizona students in 1915.

Contact Us

Contact Information

Phone: 520-791-4873
Class Registration: 520-791-4877
Fax: 520-791-4008

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1001 S. Sentinel Peak Rd., Tucson 85745  View Map

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