People line up for National
Public Lands Day event at North Mountain Visitor Center
12950 N. 7th St.
Map to the center
Through a unique partnership with the city of Phoenix, the Save Our Mountains
Foundation is now operating the North Mountain Visitor Center. The Foundation is
operating the center with the support of three non-profit partners: the Arizona
Parks and Recreation Association; the Phoenix Mountains Preservation Council;
and the Central Arizona Mountain Rescue Association.
is now open seven days a week from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
enjoy educational displays to interpret and understand the Sonoran Desert found
right outside the center's doors. A series of trails adjacent to the center mean
desert exploration is just a step away. The center is also a good stop for those
planning a longer, more challenging hike in this part of the preserve.
While at the center, you can:
- Find trail maps for information on hikes or mountain bike rides in the area.
- Pick up brochures and pamphlets on a variety of topics related to the
Sonoran Desert and the City of Phoenix mountain preserve system.
- Book a school field trip visit.