TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) - The city of Tucson announced there will be restricted access to "A" Mountain this weekend because of two Easter-related events.
Starting Friday, March 25, Sentinel Peak Road will close at 3 p.m. as hundreds of people are expected to walk up the mountain for the 47th annual Good Friday Procession.
The event, organized by Los Dorados Orphan League, commemorates Jesus Christ's journey as he carried the cross to his crucifixion. Participants will take turns carrying a 250-pound cross to the top of "A" Mountain. They are expected to stop several times to pray and read from the bible. Once they mount the cross at the top, there will be services in both English and Spanish.
People from all denominations are invited to attend the Good Friday Procession on "A" Mountain from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday, March 25. Organizers encourage those who wish to attend to arrive at least 30 minutes early to find parking.
Sentinel Peak Road reopens for vehicle traffic on Saturday, March 26, from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
However, the road will be closed Sunday, March 27, until noon for the Easter sunrise service that starts at 6 a.m. and will be given by Pastor Marvin Temple from Calvary Chapel.