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"A" Mountain to start two day closure on Monday

A Mountain
Posted at 1:35 PM, Jun 11, 2022
and last updated 2022-06-12 14:31:43-04

TUCSON, Ariz. (KGUN) — Sentinel Peak Park which is also known as "A" Mountain will be closed to all traffic including pedestrians, bikes, and vehicles for two days.

The closure will take place on Monday, June 13, 2022, and last until Tuesday, June 14, 2022.

The reason for the park closure has not been disclosed.

The park will be reopened for its normal business hours on Wednesday, June 15, 2022.

Park Location:

1001 South Sentinel Peak Road Tucson AZ 85745

Park Hours:

Sunrise - Sunset

Vehicle Access Information:

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

Hiking Safety Tips:

  • Have a plan: hiking guides say the first thing someone needs to do is make sure that you tell your loved ones where you are going and when you expect to be back.
  • Bring water: bring at least 1 liter of water for every hour of hiking.
  • Dress appropriately: your hiking clothes should be lightweight and light-colored.   Wear comfortable shoes and a wide-brimmed hat to shade yourself from the sun.
  • Watch the weather: Keep track of temperatures because they can change to be dry and deadly. 
  • keep in contact: always carry your cell phone for an emergency. 

Related: Absolutely Arizona reveals "A" Mountain history

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