When the sun sets is Arizona, the sky glows in pinks and yellows while saguaros cast long shadows over the desert floor.
If you would like to enjoy the spectacular view, the best places to watch the sunset around Gilbert include:
SOUTH MOUNTAIN PARK/PRESERVE
With more than 16,000 acres, the South Mountain Park/Preserve features three mountain ranges: the Ma Ha Tauk, Gila, and Guadalupe. At 2,330 feet, Dobbins Lookout is the highest point in the park accessible to the public. It's where hikers can take in views of the quintessential Phoenix sunset and the valley below.
Between 1933 and 1940, four thousand men from the Civilian Conservation Corps constructed the park's hiking trails. They also built the buildings, ramadas, and fire pits. Along several of the trails, visitors will see petroglyphs created by Hohokam hundreds of years ago,
MCDOWELL SONORAN PRESERVE
With 215 miles of hiking trails, it's no wonder that the McDowell Sonoran Preserve is a prime destination for outdoor enthusiasts. When the sun starts to dip below the horizon, be sure to be near a trailhead. You'll be treated to a stunning display featuring the vibrant glow of backlit cholla and rich desert color colors, unlike anything you've ever seen before.
Camelback is one of the country's most popular hiking destinations. The mountain draws visitors from around the world and is named for the unique silhouette it casts on the valley's skyline. The trails feature steep elevation gains and uneven terrain. On the way to the summit, hikers may see animals such as lizards, cottontail rabbits, and Harris antelope squirrels. Those who make it to the top are rewarded with exceptional sunset and valley views.
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