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. Challenge yourself, earn exciting rewards, and support downtown Tempe merchants at the same time.
The Challenge Will Return in 2023!
The A Mountain Challenge returns and is better than ever! Test your limits by participating in the A Mountain Challenge, which runs (2023 event dates TBD). The A Mountain Challenge includes various milestone prizes that are earned once an achievement is met in the challenge. The more you climb- the more prizes you can earn! View the One-Page Overview
The A Mountain Challenge is a go-at-your-own pace challenge that allows you to tackle hikes on your own schedule. You can challenge yourself by completing as many climbs as you can during the challenge timeframe (March 12 – April 30, 2022). Climbs can be logged on an online portal and once elevation milestones are met, you earn that corresponding prize. You receive a FREE T Shirt just for registering.
FREE T Shirt
By registering for the A Mountain Challenge, you receive a free challenge T Shirt.
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 Swag
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: $5 Gift Card to a Downtown Merchant AND Entry Into the Grand Prize for a chance to win a Downtown Tempe Staycation Package.
*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.