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T’is The Season


Nope not Christmas, it’s the Awesome Weather in Arizona Season, and that’s always marked by a great event, The All-Access – Phoenix Summit Challenge. (City of Phoenix Event Details)

The Phoenix Summit Challenge (see 2008 event coverage) is a non-competitive hiking event that embraces various ages, abilities, and fitness levels to challenge an individual’s mind and body while enhancing the quality of life and promoting healthy outdoor recreation. We challenge participants and families on barrier-free and summit trails in the mountain preserves and parks of Phoenix.

All-Access-Paved Hike four wheelchair/stroller friendly trails of the Phoenix Parks!
One Day, 4.5 miles, 10 hours
~Papago Park (Accessing Arizona Review)
~South Mountain (Review)
~Rio Salado (Review)
~North Mountain

This course will allow participants to personally challenge themselves by going longer distances and hiking Shaw Butte, the final summit of the challenge.  Shaw Butte is an uneven, unpaved trail that may require the use of specialized equipment which we will provide.
One Day

Registration Fees:
$22 for Adults &  $12 for youth (17 years and under)
Fee includes a t-shirt, celebration dinner at the Phoenix Zoo on Sunday, November 7th (5-8pm)
and free admission to Zoo Lights.  This is a family friendly event and a great way for families to get out and spend time together.

All-Access

Phoenix Summit Challenge

November 6, 2010

The Phoenix Summit Challenge is a non-competitive hiking event that embraces various ages,

abilities, and fitness levels to challenge an individual’s mind and body while enhancing the quality of life and promoting healthy outdoor recreation. We challenge participants and families on

barrier-free and summit trails in the mountain preserves and parks of Phoenix.

All-Access-Paved (click here)

Hike four wheelchair/stroller friendly trails of the Phoenix Parks!

One Day

4.5 miles, 10 hours

~Papago Park

~South Mountain

~Rio Salado

~North Mountain

All-Access-Personal Challenge (click here)

This course will allow participants to personally challenge themselves by

going longer distances and hiking Shaw Butte, the final summit of the

challenge.  Shaw Butte is an uneven, unpaved trail that may require the use of

specialized equipment which we will provide.

One Day

9.5 Miles,  10 hours

~Papago Park

~South Mountain

~Rio Salado

~North Mountain/Shaw Butte

Registration Fees:

$22 for Adults &  $12 for youth (17 years and under)

Fee includes a t-shirt, celebration dinner at the Phoenix Zoo on Sunday, November 7th (5-8pm)

and free admission to Zoo Lights.

This is a family friendly event and a great way for families to get out amd spend time together.

Spaces are limited, so sign up today!

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Accessing Arizona is primarily designed for people who are looking for wheelchair accessible events, locations and activities. If you have paralysis (paraplegic or quadriplegic), Muscular Dystrophy, Spinal Bifida, or if you are an amputee, Accessing Arizona has information about an active lifestyle.
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