Sentinel Peak Park

1001 S. Sentinel Peak Rd. • Tucson AZ 85745

Regional Park • Natural Resource Park • 372.8 acres • Ward 1

Park Hours

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

Amenities Historic Site Tucson Delivers Projects
    Park Master Plans


Interpretive Signs, Local History Picnic Tables Ramada
Hiking Trails Benches No Restrooms
Walking Path Bike Rack  

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.