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Lizard Rock – Sunset and Moonrise, June 2013

1306 Sunset 2 from Lizard Rock

A bit after Goosehead Rock, just across from the Matterhorn, before crossing Willow Canyon and close to the General Hitchcock Highway is Lizard Rock – it is visible from many different locations in the Santa Catalina Mountains, but I rarely hear anyone mention it…


From the parking pullout we take an obvious trail that leads past a campsite and up a sandy/rocky path to a fantastic, but short, rocky ridge to the top. This is a short hike – it is windy at the top – we settle in – alone – to enjoy the views and wait for the cloudy sunset –

1306 Tucson in the Sunset from Lizard Rock

– the city lights –

1306 Tucson City Lights from Lizard Rock

and the moon…

1306 Moon over the Santa Catalina Mountains from Lizard Rock 2

Lizard Rock – HikeArizona.com, Mountain Project.