Just west of the Phoenix Arizona metro, travelers will find the largest Maricopa County Regional Park, White Tank Mountain Regional Park. Mountains in the park rise to about 4,000 feet (1219 m) above sea level. In the park hikers, bikers and horseback riders will find many miles of trail for their use. Park fees are a reasonable $6 per carload as this is being written. Annual passes are also available.
If you hike the Waterfall Canyon Trail, you can view a collection of petroglyphs likely left by residents of the area over a millenia ago. You can read more about the White Tank Mountain Regional Park here.
About the photo:
The above capture of a White Tank Mountain Sunset wasn’t actually taken in the park. It was captured in an open area a few miles from the park. From where this photo was taken, it would be a pretty good stretch to hike to the park, but it could be done in a day. The image was captured with a Samsung cellphone, edited in Lightroom and converted to 3D popout in Photoshop Elements.