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Downtown Tempe is home to some of the best outdoor amenities Arizona has to offer. From paddle-boarding on Tempe Town Lake to scootering around town and hiking up A Mountain, there are endless possibilities. Test your limits by participating in the A Mountain Challenge. Challenge yourself to climb A Mountain, earn exciting rewards, and support downtown merchants at the same time!
Elevation Achievement Milestones
A Mountain is 1,496 ft. in elevation. Below is a breakdown of the number of times you will have to climb A Mountain in order to reach the height of a larger mountain. You will also find the corresponding prize that goes along with the achievement once it has been accomplished.
Camelback: 2,707 ft. = 4 times | Prize: A Mountain Sticker
Mt. Humphrey's: 12,633 ft. = 10 times | Prize: $5 Gift Card to a Downtown Merchant
Mt. Rainer: 14,411 ft. = 25 times | Prize: $5 Gift Card to a Downtown Merchant
Mt. Everest: 29,032 ft. = 40 times | Prize: Entry Into the Grand Prize for a chance to win a new Zebra Z1 e-bike* OR a Downtown Tempe Staycation Package. *Must be over the age of 16 to win the Zebra e-bike. The winner is responsible for knowing the rules regarding operating an e-bike in the cities they plan to ride.
*The base elevations, peak elevations, and the number of climbs are close estimates and may not be 100% accurate, but this is all for fun!
We would like to acknowledge that Tempe Butte and the land surrounding it is sacred to local tribal communities and is part of the ancestral homelands of the O'odham (Pima) and Piipaash (Maricopa) peoples. Tempe Butte is known as Oidbaḍ Do’ag (oyd∙bət daw∙ahg) in O’odham and Xwe Nykuuly (khwe nyə·kool) in Piipaash.
You can find the City of Tempe’s resolution recognizing the lands that comprise present-day Tempe as being culturally affiliated with the O'odham and Piipaash HERE. The land continues to be spiritually and culturally important to these communities and we ask that you respect the butte as you enjoy the views by staying on the trail, not disturbing the landscape, and leaving no trace.