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Old 10-26-2008, 07:30 AM
 
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Hello,

Does anyone know of a great spot to see the sunset in the Phoenix area or elsewhere for that?

Thanks in advance.
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Old 10-26-2008, 08:59 AM
 
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Hi,

I would say it depends. If you like hiking, I would say one of the local mountains: ( Squaw Peak (also known as Piestewa Peak, camelback or south mountain).

If you are driving, there is a look out at the top of South Mountain or going to Rustlers Roost for dinner.

Hope that helps,
Stephen
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Old 10-26-2008, 01:58 PM
 
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Hole in the Rock @ Papago Park
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Old 10-26-2008, 01:59 PM
 
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The hills north of the 101 (55th-67th ave) have easy-ish walking trails and wonderful vantage points.
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Old 10-26-2008, 03:35 PM
 
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Do note that many of those parks close at sunset, though they usually aren't nasty or very expedient about kicking people out until it's properly dark. Mostly it's for your own protection. Bring a flashlight. Desert / Mountain parks can be a little rugged and hazardous (Camelback comes to mind) when you can't see where you're going =)

That said, some of the best sunsets I saw were from my own backyard or second story bedroom window, so don't discount those =)
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Old 10-26-2008, 11:36 PM
 
Location: Denver, CO
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Hunt's Tomb in Papago Park. It's on a hill with excellent views. You can drive right up to it so you don't have to worry about hiking back in pitch black darkness with rattlesnakes. Here's a sunset picture I took almost 2 years ago at Hunt's Tomb:

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Old 10-27-2008, 05:19 AM
 
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Thank you very much for the info. Beautiful pic of the sunset. I will have to get a pic from there.
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Old 09-04-2009, 10:19 PM
 
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The hills north of the 101 (55th-67th ave) have easy-ish walking trails and wonderful vantage points.
hey, so i don't know if you still use this, but i was wondering where exactly you're talking about? are you talking about union hills? thanks.
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Old 09-06-2009, 02:14 PM
 
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Hunt's Tomb in Papago Park. It's on a hill with excellent views. You can drive right up to it so you don't have to worry about hiking back in pitch black darkness with rattlesnakes. Here's a sunset picture I took almost 2 years ago at Hunt's Tomb:
What time of year was that pic taken? I live where I can see the entire white tanks from my balcony and haven't seen anything like that yet. Been here two months.
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Old 09-08-2009, 10:26 AM
 
Location: Metro Phoenix, AZ USA
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What time of year was that pic taken? I live where I can see the entire white tanks from my balcony and haven't seen anything like that yet. Been here two months.
Well, you have to have clouds, first, and you have to have a fair amount of dust in the air to get good color. You can see them this time of year, with the storms and such, but that is not an everyday sunset even this time of year. Lovely picture.
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