- 40 miles northwest of Tucson off I-10
- State Parks
- 2,000 feet feet
The most significant Civil War battle in Arizona took place near Picacho Peak on April 15, 1862, when an advance detachment of Union forces from California attacked a Confederate scouting party. The battle lasted for 1-1/2 hours, and three Union soldiers were killed. Every March, "The Civil War in the Southwest" comes alive again as over two hundred re-enactors converge on Picacho Peak on foot and horseback. Also on display at the March reenactment are recreated military camps and living history demonstrations.
Picacho Peak State Park has several campgrounds and picnic areas. There are grills, a dump station, restrooms, and showers. It is located along I-10 at Exit 219 60 miles south of Phoenix, and 40 miles north of Tucson.
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