Phoenix Summit Challenge & U Rock Festival

Saturday, November 14, 2015
The Phoenix Summit date has been set for Nov 14, 2015 - Typically registration is in the beginning of August and sells out very fast - last year in under 10 minutes. We are in the process of determining what registration site we will use this year that will make the process for our participants easy.  
Our Facebook page will keep you up to date on all the info related to the event. 

Registration will open on Saturday, August 22, 2015 at 10:30am - CLICK HERE to link to the Eventbrite registration page. 
Remember registration is on a first come basis and is limited to the first 1,000 registrants. Good luck!
Event Mission
The Phoenix Summit Challenge exists to enhance the quality of life by promoting healthy outdoor and adaptive recreation through a non-competitive hiking event that embraces various ages, abilities, and fitness levels, and challenges an individual’s mind and body; to educate on the desert ecosystem, as well as increase environmental awareness, outdoor etiquette, and conservation efforts among participants and the community.


Now in its 10th year, the Phoenix Summit Challenge is the premier event highlighting the vastness, beauty and physical challenge of the 31,000 acres of the Phoenix desert preserves. This year, 1,000 hikers of all ages and abilities will be able to join the challenge and climb the summits of Phoenix! Choose from Seven, Five, Four Summit or the Assessable 4  events and challenge your mind and spirit in this non-competitive day of hiking. 

Phoenix Magazine included the Phoenix Summit Challenge as a must-do "bucket list" activity for city residents. Hikers have fun and earn awesome rewards including the URock Festival, dinner, and thousands of dollars in prize giveaways. The Summit Challenge has a great following and sells out each year. So sign up, have a friend, or a team of friends join you, to have a great day on the trails and support an awesome cause.

Teams come up with a fun name and theme and make sure to join us at the URock Festival to see if your team is one of the four Spirit Award recipients!

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Have a great picture you want to share and see up on the slideshow? 

Please send your practice and event day pictures to Instagram using #PSCPHX10
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If you're joining the Challenge, encourage friends to register with you as proceeds from the event benefit the Phoenix trails fund, which supports the preserves citywide.

For questions please contact Park Ranger Elizabeth Smith at: or call the Ranger office at (602) 262-7393

Volunteer Schedule & Routes Hiker Resources

Spirit Awards FAQ U Rock Festival

This event’s success relies on our hikers, volunteers, and sponsors to make it possible. Please join us in thanking them!



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