Local Area Attractions Near Picacho / Tucson NW KOA Journey
Southern Arizona is a popular place in the winter! Nearby is critter-feeding at the Ostrich Ranch, hiking to the top of 1500-ft-tall ancient lava formation Picacho Peak, and the amazing Casa Grande ruins built a thousand years ago by the ancient desert people.
Casa Grande Ruins National Monument
The amazing 4-story "Great House" (Casa Grande) was built by the ancient Sonoran Desert People using 3,000 tons of caliche (mud). One of the largest prehistoric structures ever built in North America, its purpose remains a mystery! Just 18 miles due north on AZ-87 to Coolidge.
1100 W. Ruins Drive
Coolidge, AZ 85128
Arizona's beautiful weather and the largest drop zone in the world welcome skydivers of any level.. There is also an indoor wind tunnel for practice. Skydive Arizona draws skydivers from all over the world.The is also a bar and grill where you may hear the dialects from many different countries. A must visit while you are here.
4800 N. Taylor St.
Eloy, AZ 85131
Picacho Peak State Park
Picacho Peak is a unique, ancient landmark that is a one-thousand-five-hundred-foot-tall lava formation -- and you can hike to the top of it! Bring water and food, Hunter trail goes straight up. At the top, the stark surrounding desert makes a great panorama. Take I-10 frontage this side of interstate east for 7 miles and turn right, signs to Picacho Peak State Park. $7 flat per vehicle.
I-10 Exit 219
Picacho, AZ 85141