A North Mountain Peek

Lookout Mountain offers a Different Pointe of View

By J. Adam Burch and Stacey Lane

Only moments ago there was a city here. The signs were clearly leading toward the promise of comfort, it is already quiet, not like a city. The mountains seemed to have closed in all around the buildings and it’s almost cushioned with the green vegetation. There is a slope to the drive, and what other name than the Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs Resort could come with such amenities in such a rugged and unforgiving patch of rocks.

Almost forty years ago, the Mizzuno Quarry occupied the area of North Mountain in Phoenix, Arizona. Hosting travelers today, the Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs Resort wraps itself up the mountain and pours satisfaction from the restaurant to the pools, many pools.

Set a reservation and relax in a private luxe cabana located beside the flowing waters of The Falls in the Water Village where you can have a refreshing beverage or tasty tidbits.  A light lunch at the Cascades Café is coupled by clear blue skies, scenic views and whispering waters.


The concierge services make allowances for the weary, working vacationer to the fully-engaged, fun-loving family. Take a tour of the Falls Village Shoppe for all your poolside needs. Golf, mini-golf, tennis and swimming are just a few of the many activities that can be enjoyed at the resort, as well as the upgraded equipment in the workout center.

Dive into a romantic interlude or enjoy your next family vacation that will include an all-suite Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs seasonal summer savings.  A variety of activities for couples and families include eight refreshing pools, splash pool parties, dive-in movies, scavenger hunts or take an opportunity to go-pro with a waterslide groove and Hula Hoopalooza.

Have a sit down and surround yourself with some of the best summer dining in the Valley, a Different Pointe of View Restaurant offers choices like you’ve never had.   Entrees such as Tomato Infused Grilled Bistro Steak, Coriando-Crusted Pork, Seared Stone Fish or the Chef’s daily feature.  The AAA Four-Diamond award-winning mountaintop restaurant offers a fusion of American cuisine with Mediterranean influences.  Dinner includes floor-to-ceiling windows highlighting panoramic views of the Phoenix Valley lights.  A suggested reservation will ensure a breathtaking sunset.


Continue your climb with a mountain experience for hikers and bikers in the Phoenix Mountain Preserve.  Trails include the North Mountain National Trail, Charles M. Christiansen Memorial Trail and the Shaw Butte Trail accessed from Trail 100 located at the north end of the property between the two tennis courts.  Or begin another journey to wellness and beauty with a Sedona Purification Body Wrap rich in minerals from the Arizona desert or Hot Stone Massage on property at the Tocaloma Spa.

A summer time easy, breezy vacation awaits as you enjoy a multi-million dollar guest room renovation.  Be a first to experience in one of the several of the 544 of the resorts 584 all-suite guest rooms suites and create your own point of view.

To learn more visit; http://www.tapatiocliffshilton.com/