Picacho Peak is a fun day trip from Phoenix or Tuscon. It is located approximately half way between the two cities and is an easy drive from either one.
Trails meander through typical Sonoran desert landscape. There are several ways to the peak ranging from easy to fairly difficult. Children will love the nature trail and the cave trails. There is also a playground and picnic areas for the the kids.
Go in the spring for a gorgeous array of desert wildflowers and cactus blossoms. You'll find every variety and color here and they can be spectacular. There's also a wide range of wildlife here, and kids will have fun spotting roadrunners, lizards, and coyotes.