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If you'd like to submit comments regarding parking and resource management at desert preserves, you can submit them by phone at 602-261-8318 or by e-mail at You also can view a Parks and Recreation Board informational report on these issues.

Visit Phoenix to explore more than 33,000 acres of Sonoran Desert preserves, 7,300 acres of desert parks and 180 miles of trails. Parking areas for most preserve areas are open daily from 5 a.m. to 7 p.m. Check area pages for specific hours. All preserve trails (South Mountain, North Mountain, Piestewa Peak and the Sonoran Preserve) are open until 11 p.m. Hours for trails in desert parks (Camelback Mountain and Papago) vary.

Check out this video chronicle of hiking South Mountain Park to get a great picture of the wonders of the Phoenix desert preserve system. NOTE: 2014 Fire Ban in Effect


Please Note: There are no ramada reservations on major holidays including Easter Sunday, Thanksgiving (and the Friday following), July 4, Christmas, Memorial Day, Labor Day and any other official holiday recognized by the City of Phoenix. On these holidays, all desert-preserve based ramadas are available on a first come, first served basis.






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