If you've lived here longer than a minute, you're aware of Phoenix's awe-inspiring sunsets. They're a staple of social media posts, and well worth enduring the hassles of life in the Valley. Thanks to our wide-open vistas and huge stretches of sky, great views are available from almost anywhere. The grandest, though, can be found on South Mountain at Dobbins Lookout. Navigate the twists and turns of a 20-minute drive to the summit and take in a sweeping panorama of the entire Valley as the sun melts into the horizon, painting the sky in hues of pink, orange, and violet. Climb onto the lookout platform and feel like the master of all you survey. Or just kick back on a bench or the hood of your car and watch the sunlight succumbing to nightfall as city lights twinkle below. The lookout is closed for updates, but it'll reopen this fall with a new ramada, a new walking path, ADA improvements, and refurbishment of the overlook structure, making one of our favorite places an even better spot to enjoy the view.