Pinnacle Peak

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Pinnacle Peak is north Scottsdale's most prominent landmark, rising out of the desert floor to an elevation of 3,170 feet. For years, Pinnacle Peak was Scottsdale's "secret" destination for hiking, rock climbing, and horseback riding. In 1985, with urban sprawl surging northward, Scottsdale's city council acted to preserve Pinnacle Peak as a municipal park. Pinnacle Peak visitors are impressed by the sweeping vistas, the rugged beauty of the Sonoran Desert, the manicured golf courses, and the unique wildlife. Few people realize that the surrounding landscape covers the forgotten footprints of prehistoric hunter-gatherers, Hohokam, Yavapai, the US Cavalry miners, homesteaders, ranchers, developers, and colorful characters of the past. Spanning 150 acres, Pinnacle Peak Park has become one of the most popular attractions in the Phoenix metropolitan area, and its scenic beauty is enjoyed by people from all over the world.
ISBN: 9780738579849
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Arizona
Series: Images of America
Images: 212
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Author Les Conklin, an award-winning writer, editor, and publisher of A Peek at the Peak magazine, is a civic leader dedicated to preserving north Scottsdale's natural environment. In this volume, Conklin showcases images from the Arizona Historical Foundation, Scottsdale Public Library, Scottsdale Historical Society, Arizona State University's Archaeological Research Institute, A Peek at the Peak magazine, and private collections to bring Pinnacle Peak's forgotten footprints back to life.