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Phoenix - Deem Hills Park

51st Avenue and Deem Hills Parkway

The Deem Hills are composed mostly of ancient Precambrian granite and other Tertiary age volcanic rocks, dating from nearly 2 billion years ago.  During this time, rock fractures appeared where dark lava called basalt flowed and gave Deem Hills its characteristic black rock formations.  In fact, much of this hilly area west of I-17 is comprised of the same basalt rock. A new trail in the Deem Hills trail system is named Basalt Trail. The name Deem Hills can be traced back to 1922.  At that time, Dennis and Carl Deem began homesteading 160 acres southwest of the hills.

Deem Hills makes up almost 1,000 acres of Arizona Upland vegetation.  The area showcases a variety of vegetation such as saguaros, barrel cacti, brittlebush, hackberry, ocotillo, palo verde trees, creosote, globe mallow, and buckhorn cholla; just to name a few. 


The Narwhal

Friday, Dec. 8, 2017
This is a great park! It is very clean and well maintained. The people here are very friendly and helpful. There are a variety of hiking trails you can hike through! This park also easy to get to using the I-17 or loop 303.

Marty F

Monday, April 9, 2018

Bernadette Vanderhoof

Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017

Cody Riding

Saturday, June 24, 2017

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