About the Hiking Shack

3244 E Thomas Road in Phoenix.
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Founded in 1972, Arizona Hiking Shack began in a 10' x 20' Miner's line shack in the deserts of Phoenix, Arizona. In July, 2011 we moved to our new 11,000 sq ft conveniently located building. Since 1972, the Arizona Hiking Shack, aka "The Shack", has been catering to the needs of the serious hiker, backpacker, river runner, climber, caver, prospector and mountaineer by providing the best equipment available. Technical knowledge gained through years of practical experience in the field is passed on to our customers. Our reputation of extraordinary service and technical expertise has led to strong relationships with many public safety agencies, clubs, BSA and the Parks Community.

The tremendous success of the Shack is based on service. We custom fit every hiking boot using the Phil Oren Fit System. Every backpack is also given an "under-load" customized fit to each individual before they leave the store. Our very seasoned staff continually tests and uses the products we sell in the field. We carry top-of-the-line products in all of our departments: Footwear, Backpacks, Clothing, Climbing, Tents, Sleeping Bags & Pads, Water Sports, Stoves, Emergency, First Aid, Freeze Dried Food/Hydration, Maps, Books and Prospecting. And if you want to try something out first, check out our rental department.