South Mountain
Piedras Grandes Picnic Area

Phoenix, AZ


South Mountain Park is the largest municipal park in the United States. The park is home to an expanse of desert vistas found in three separate mountain ranges that overlook the City of Phoenix. With nearly 60 miles of trails for hiking, biking, and horseback riding, the park has many areas to explore. We appreciate the opportunity the City of Phoenix has given us to practice our land navigation skills within the park.

Directions

The Piedras Grandes Picnic Area is located about a mile southeast of the main ranger station.

To get to the event site:

Getting to South Mountain Park Entrance from the
South or East
Travel west on I-17 past the eastern junction of I-10 and I-17
From the I-10/I-17 junction (just south of the airport), follow I-17 west along the south side of downtown Phoenix, then:
  • Exit I-17 at 7th Street.
  • Continue along the westbound frontage road to Central Avenue.
  • Turn south on Central Avenue. Drive approximately 5 miles to the entrance to South Mountain Park.
Getting to South Mountain Park Entrance from the
North or West
Travel south on I-17 past the western junction of I-10 and I-17
From the I-10/I-17 junction (just west of downtown Phoenix), follow I-17 south, then:
  • Exit I-17 at 7th Avenue.
  • Continue along the eastbound frontage road to Central Avenue.
  • Turn south on Central Avenue. Drive approximately 5 miles to the entrance to South Mountain Park.
From the South Mountain Park Entrance to Piedras Grandes After entering South Mountain Park
  • Continue traveling southwest past the South Mountain Park ranger station to the first intersection.
  • Turn left to follow the arrow to Piedras Grandes. Continue 0.3 miles south to the next intersection.
  • Turn left again to follow the arrow to Piedras Grandes. Continue 0.2 miles east to the next intersection.
  • Turn left one last time to follow the arrow to Piedras Grandes. Continue 0.2 miles north to the parking area and the event site.


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From I-17 and Central Avenue to the Park Entrance
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From the Park Entrance to Piedras Grandes Picnic Area
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Close-up of the Piedras Grandes Event Site
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