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Pima Canyon Trail #62, AZ

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Difficulty 5 of 5
Route Finding 2 of 5
Distance One Way 6.4 miles
Trailhead Elevation 2,880 feet
Elevation Gain 4,275 feet
Accumulated Gain 4,380 feet
Avg Time One Way 3.5 hours
Kokopelli Seeds 21
Interest Ruins, Seasonal Waterfall & Peak
Backpack Yes & Connecting
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11  2019-04-06
Mount Kimball via Pima Canyon Trail
LindaAnn
5  2019-01-12
Mount Kimball - Pima Canyon Traverse
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13  2018-02-18 Uncharted
21  2018-02-17
Mount Kimball via Finger Rock
DixieFlyer
19  2017-11-27
Table Mountain Catalina Mts
markthurman53
5  2017-03-25
Mount Kimball via Pima Canyon Trail
LindaAnn
15  2017-03-19
Mount Kimball via Pima Canyon Trail
DarthStiller
7  2016-02-26 rvcarter
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Author Jeffshadows
author avatar Guides 28
Routes 20
Photos 672
Trips 169 map ( 1,088 miles )
Age 41 Male Gender
Location Old Pueblo
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Seasons   Autumn to Spring
Sun  6:09am - 6:27pm
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by Jeffshadows

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Background: Pima Canyon is one of the gems of the front range of the Santa Catalina mountains. The canyon has been occupied by humans since long before a European ever set foot in the New World, as evidenced by the mortar holes ground into bedrock in the canyon which have been dated to around 750AD. The holes were left by the Hohokam, and the canyon is named for one of their presumed descendant groups, the Akimel O'Odham (formerly the Pima). A good portion of Pima Canyon is riparian and the initial course the Pima Canyon Trail (#62) follows is not strenuous, making it a very popular day-hiking destination.


The trail-head and easement developed to allow access to Pima Canyon is named in honor of Iris O. Dewhirst, a former member of the Governor's Advisory Board on the Arizona Environment and a consummate lobbyist for outdoor recreation. Near the beginning of the trail stands a plaque dedicated to Tom Bingham, a local conservationist and a man who was instrumental in securing access to Pima Canyon for future generations in wake of the development that had begun to overtake the area. Bingham fell to his death while climbing alone in Pima in 1992. Signs in the area orient visitors to the fact that the first 3/4-mile of the trail is an access corridor flanked by private property.

In 1996, the US Forest Service declared a large portion of the Pusch Ridge Wilderness a special management area for bighorn sheep. Pima Canyon in its entirety lies within the Wilderness and the management area, meaning that bicycles, horses, dogs are strictly forbidden anywhere in the canyon. Additionally, make note of the special requirements of the management area with state that, from January to April, groups traveling in the canyon may not be larger than fifteen persons in size or not more than six if staying overnight; off-trail travel more than 400 feet from the trail is also strictly forbidden during this time frame.

The parking area at the trail-head has a water fountain and refuse bin, and is gated. The gate is locked at "dusk" and then opened again at "dawn", which seems to mean roughly 10PM and 6AM most of the year.

Hike: Pima offers a number of different hike opportunities. In addition to linking to numerous side routes to attractions that tower above the canyon, the Pima Canyon Trail meets the Finger Rock Trail at its terminus, allowing for through-hiking opportunities. The trail itself also offers a number of hike options, as detailed below:


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Pima Canyon TH to...LengthGainTime (Avg)
First Dam3.0mi800'1.5hours
Second Dam4.2mi1850'2.5hours
Pima Spring4.9mi2600'3.5hours
Pima Saddle6.4mi3300'4.5hours
Mount Kimball8.2mi4310'6.0hours
Finger Rock Trail8.6mi3940'6.0hours


Notes: The length listed is one-way as measured by GPS, not map; the times are based on an average formed from times posted in triplogs.

The hike from the trail-head to the first dam is by far the most popular. After departing the trail-head, the first three-quarters of a mile follows the bottom of a rocky wash that is flanked by ranch wire fences and no trespassing signs. Beyond these fences lie private property. The track turns north, climbs a small foothill, and the encounters a horse barrier that marks the original trail-head location and the official entrance to the National Forest and Wilderness. Dogs and bicycles are forbidden beyond this gate. Immediately after passing through the boundary gate, the track again turns north and steeply scales a short foothill to achieve the general elevation it will follow for its course along the ridge line until reaching the Pima stream course. This section of trail is riddled with social trails and vistas, and is a popular destination for groups seeking to watch sunsets or the city lights. This is also a good area to see Gila Monsters in the spring months. After continuing along the ridge for almost a mile, the track turns south and descends a series of boulder steps into the first major stream crossing.

The track climbs around to the south bank of the stream and takes up a course through the canyon bottom that winds through scrub and catclaw while flanking the stream course. This continues for about a half-mile before the track encounters another, sometimes confusing, wash crossing. Hikers unacquainted with Pima have cut a deep track due south across the stream here; ignore this track and follow the one that heads east through the grass on the bank of the stream. After crossing the stream, the track begins to scale the south wall of the canyon for a bit, then follows along a rocky ridge above the canyon before descending again to meet the stream course and a lovely riparian zone. The track crosses the stream twice, once near an unnamed V6-rated boulder problem, and then approaches an area that is popular for picnics. Large cottonwood grow here, and there is usually water to be found even in the driest months. Rosewood point looms high above to the south and the Cleaver can be seen on the northern canyon rim.

After leaving the riparian zone, the track climbs slightly again and reaches the southern bank of the canyon through a series of grassy ruts that are frequently muddy in wet months. Here the track encounters the confluence of the major drainage joining Pima Canyon from the unnamed canyon dropping in from the southern wall. A side track departs due south, here, and can be followed to Rosewood Saddle and Point. The track winds through a stand of tall creosote and passes a seat that has been fashioned into the trunk of a large palo verde tree. This grass area is popular with campers. Another route departs into the confluence, here, that climbs into Prominent Point. The track follows the south bank of the canyon for a time, climbing slightly, then dropping again to cross over to the north bank. After passing through a large grouping of ocotillo, the track winds in and out of a drainage flanking the major stream course before beginning to ascend the north bank and the lower northern wall of the canyon. The track ascends a minor ridge and then drops into the stream course and turns sharply south. After climbing a few boulders, the track passes by bedrock with metate holes ground into its surface. A minor spur trail departs due north, here, to the first dam built by the AZ Fish and Game service in the 1960's to help provide water for bighorn sheep and other wildlife in the wilderness area. Make sure to return to the trail after visiting the dam, as a well-worn social trail leaves the dam toward the stream course resulting in an unnecessary bushwhack.

After leaving the first dam spur trail, the track takes up a familiar pattern of winding through the canyon bottom around scrub which becomes increasingly grassy. Oak and other chaparral foliage begin to appear and the track winds its way around a large rock outcropping. After rounding the outcrop, the track drops into the canyon, crosses the stream course, and then follows the north wall of the canyon for a short time. Soon thereafter, the track drops back into the canyon and crosses at a point that is surrounded by a lush riparian zone, passing near a small natural waterfall. After the falls, the track begins to climb the south wall of the canyon and winds through the scrub for another half-mile gaining some elevation as it approaches the second dam. This section of trail offers awesome views into the canyon bottom, below and to the left, which is populated with small riparian zones and pools of water when in wetter months. Views back to the west of Tucson also begin to open up, dominated by Wasson Peak and Baboquevari in the distance. After turning north and descending steeply into the canyon bottom, the second dam appears above series of natural pools in the bedrock lining the stream course.

The track crosses over to the north wall of the canyon after the second dam and begins to climb much more steeply than before. The course of the track becomes sandy and rocky with knee-high walls for a time before the approaching a canopy of juniper and mixed oak-scrub, the beginning of which is heralded by a large, lone pinyon pine. The track continues to ascend with a steeper grade as it winds through this juniper forest and climbs, almost vertically at times. The course of the track straightens out and continues along the south wall of the canyon for a time before turning back into the stream course and approaching Pima Spring. The spring is on the east wall of the canyon and is dry most of the year. Water can be found nearby in the stream course to the south of the spring. Near the spring are a number of leveled and cleared areas with accompanying rock fire rings suitable for comfortable wilderness camping.

After leaving the spring, the track climbs the north wall and ascends steeply, leaving the juniper canopy and becoming exposed. It climbs the north wall for a time and encounters a track leading off to the north which appears to be heading to a saddle, above. This route leads to the saddle and the summit of Buster Mountain and provides a rare view of the backside of Finger Rock. The track of the Pima Canyon Trail turns sharply south at this junction and drops back toward the canopy of trees in the canyon bottom. The ascent becomes difficult as the track climbs into the saddle beneath a canopy of juniper and pinyon. This new strenuous grade continues for roughly a half-mile as the track approaches Pima Saddle. Larger pine begin to appear and a small metal sign points out the small spur trail that leads two-tenths of a mile to the north and to the saddle. The views from the saddle are amazing, including a view of the backside of Mount Kimball and a nice, unobstructed view of Mount Lemmon.

After leaving the saddle, the trail winds to the south and the climbing starts up, again. The track becomes less distinct as it winds around a large rock outcropping and over loose rock and tree roots. The grade is familiarly steep but now the footing becomes precarious. The views here are unmatched anywhere in the Catalinas, which make the climb a little easier. After roughly three-quarters of a mile, the track widens and begins to level, slightly. The track becomes sandy and begins to wind east through a forest of pinyon and gneiss boulders that will remind those familiar with the Catalinas of Windy Point. After taking up an almost straight course, the track appears to be climbing into Mount Kimball, which is the case. Soon, the pinyon begin to give way to a pine forest and the track approaches a large white pine whose roots are growing beneath the track and creating a natural speed bump in the course. The Pima track turns southeast here, but another track appears to continue to the north, this is the unofficial Mount Kimball spur trail and this junction is unsigned and often missed. The craggy summit of Mount Kimball is three-tenths of a mile of easy climbing along the spur trail after this intersection.

The track continues southeast from the intersection with the Kimball spur trail and begins to descend along a wide course through the pine. The pine canopy soon becomes more sparse and then disappears, entirely. The track continues to descend, now through a seres of red sandy gullies flanked by pinyon. As the gullies disappear, the track becomes wider and rockier before approaching the signed junction with the Finger Rock Trail after a half-mile descent from the junction with the Kimball spur.

Check out the Official Route and Triplogs.

Note
This is a difficult hike. Arrive fit and prepared or this could get ugly.

Gate Policy: If a gate is closed upon arrival, leave it closed after you go through. If it is open, leave it open. Leaving a closed gate open may put cattle in danger. Closing an open gate may cut them off from water. Please be respectful, leave gates as found.

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2009-01-19 Jeffshadows
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Coronado FS Details
Though the stream in Pima Canyon is dry for most of the year, it supports an excellent example of a desert riparian habitat located conveniently close to the Tucson metropolitan area. Unfortunately, that accessibility has resulted in significant overuse of this beautiful and fragile area, especially during the winter, its season of highest use. From the trailhead, located among suburban ranchos, the trail ascends a V-shaped notch carved along the south face of Pusch Ridge. Views down the canyon get better as you climb, encompassing the city of Tucson as well as distant mountains and valleys.

The riparian area on the floor of the canyon provides excellent birdwatching for a wide variety of resident and migratory species that make use of this most productive of all desert habitat types. Other desert creatures you may encounter in this area include javelina and jackrabbits, but the real viewing prize of Pima Canyon and the entire Pusch Ridge area are the desert bighorn sheep that maintain a surefooted existence here among rocky crags and rugged canyons.

Beyond Pima Spring, the trail becomes steeper and harder to follow as it continues to climb to the upper slopes of Mt. Kimball. Incentives for persevering here are good views of Window Rock and Cathedral Rock. Trail #62 ends at its junction with the Finger Rock Trail #42.

Attractions: Riparian forest, canyon hike, craggy peaks, watchable wildlife and Tucson views!

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Most recent of 43 deeper Triplog Reviews
Pima Canyon Trail #62
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Well if it's not one thing it's another. Dealing with pretty bad tendonitis in my feet as a side effect from my Valley Fever meds. Took the last 2-3 weeks off pretty much and have only done a few very short runs or long walks around my neighborhood trails. Wanted to see how my feet would fare on something longer than an hour and needed to find something interesting but without a lot of longer, steeper climbs. The trail up to the dam seems to fit the bill, lots of short rollers that didn't beat me up.

Still amazes me to pull into trailhead parking lots at 5-6 AM in Tucson and see an empty parking lot on a weekend. Guess everyone must be at Sabino Canyon. Had the trail to myself for the first 4 miles, then started to see a trickle of people hiking in.

Trail is in great shape, evidence of recent trail maintenance abounds. Couple of stagnate pools and there is a small flow of water over the dam.

Near perfect weather in the 60's and Pima Canyon is turning into one of my favorite spots in Tucson. Only 10 minutes from my house, never crowded and the scenery is spectacular. Plus all of the vegetation is fun to walk through, it's like an arid jungle.
Pima Canyon Trail #62
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I recently made my first trek on this hike, and what an awesome hike it was. The hike is a buttkicker -- my Garmin GPS measured an elevation gain of 4,300' in the first 5 miles -- but the views along the way and at the top are awesome.

It had rained the day before, and there were a lot of low lying clouds in the area -- it was cool to be above the clouds as we gained elevation. The trail had a lot of large smooth rocks on it, and was still wet from the rain the day before. The combination of damp rocks and wet soles of my shoes made the trail a bit slippery, so I wound up going much slower than normal.

The hike begins at the Richard McKee Finger Rock trailhead, and the Finger Rock trail is followed until it intersects with the Pima Canyon Trail. At the junction, you take a left and in short order you'll be at a spur trail that goes up to the Mt. Kimball peak.

If you like a challenging hike with awesome views, I'd highly recommend this one. I would not want to do this hike in hot weather though -- wintertime seems about right.
Pima Canyon Trail #62
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Pima to Sabino
Started up Pima Canyon on a Friday night and camped about 4.5 miles up the trail. There was water the entire way up, lots of greenery, and the trail was in the best shape that I'd ever seen it. The views out of the canyon at night were amazing, and the weather was beautifully mild.

As I headed further up the canyon the next day, the water became spottier. Realizing that my next guaranteed source of water would be Bridal Veil Falls several canyons over, I decided to top off my water here. Carrying the full pack up to the top of Kimball was quite challenging, and I was worried I might have to bail out through Ventana Canyon if Window Peak was too much. After an hour on the summit of just eating and drinking as much as possible, I actually felt great, and the hike up to the Window and Window Peak felt much better than Kimball. The late afternoon weather was perfect yet again, and after using my last bit of cell service to learn that Oregon didn't implode against Stanford ](*,) , I headed down Esperero Canyon to spend the night at the falls.

MSimmons came up early the next morning, and we easily regained the elevation I lost the night before. We had some bizarre snow/wind/sun on our summit bushwhack, but nothing too ominous. Though we didn't attempt the true summit, I found the rope, and feel good about finding it again with less effort whenever I decide to go back. I started up the formation about 10 feet, was reeeeeeally temped to keep going, but with an old rope, a bit of ice, and worn-out shoes, I didn't want to get too committed.

The rest of the hike was a bit of a blur, since we were utterly desperate to catch the final shuttle out of the canyon. I hadn't been through the West Fork before, and the upper portions of it are top-notch. The stream crossing after Hutch's pool was really tricky, but if I had time I'd probably just take the boots off and walk through it. Hope to be back in this area again with some more time on my hands...
Pima Canyon Trail #62
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I have a lot of vacation time so I took Friday off and met up with Kyle for a quick day trip to Tucson. We met at Bestbuy at 6:30am off Ray Rd & I-10 and made the drive to the Pima Canyon Trailhead. The drive went by quickly & we were hiking by 8am.

The first couple of miles are easy going & we made good time. We passed a cluster of eight people about 2.5 miles in. We continued on and noticed the grade steepened. Our pace slowed & we plugged away. Views down Pima Canyon are spectacular & the Pusch Ridge looks gnarly! The final two miles to the summit are a real grind & more effort than I anticipated. We topped out around noon & took our lunch break. We admired the views of Mount Lemmon to the east & Tanque Verde Peak & Rincon to southeast.

After lunch we started the descent & made good time. We carefully worked our way down any loose sections & took a break at the dam to soak bandanas & check our water. We were cutting it close but were fine. The last two miles flew by & we knew we were close as we saw more people. We arrived back to the jeep around 3:30pm & made the drive back to Phoenix.

Kimball is a solid summit with fantastic views! I'm glad we finally made the trip it was definitely worth it. I'd like to summit via the Finger Rock trail another time.
Pima Canyon Trail #62
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Did a few warmup miles on the Pontatoc trails, then headed up Finger Rock for the main event. Relentless climb to great views on Kimball. Trails are in good condition with the exception of Pima Canyon between about the 6200' and 5200' elevations where the route drops into a very steep, loose narrow gully with minimal cairns.

Only a few thin patches of snow up high in shaded areas. Finger Rock Canyon is essentially dry. Surprising how much greener Pima Canyon is - seeps in the upper elevations increasing to good flow in the lower canyon.

Bike shuttled between the trailheads.
Pima Canyon Trail #62
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My first hike all the way up the canyon to the Pima Saddle. The weather was perfect, starting at 60 degrees and ending mid-70's with high cloud cover. I downloaded the GPX track from the HAZ site and was glad I had it (more later). The lower part of the trail is well used up to the second dam. The mortar holes in the rock from ancient native American inhabitants were very special. The trail goes by the second dam and I'm not sure I actually saw the first dam. Great flowers still around - asters, mallow, verbena, trailing four-o'clocks, etc. The trail was very steep from the second dam to the Saddle, and parts of the trail were pretty overgrown with grass making it hard to see. It was challenging to find the trail as it crossed the wash. Much of the upper trail seemed overgrown with low-lying branches and various sharp agave and desert spoon to avoid. I did pick up a few small wounds :) There are also some short washouts with loose gravel and some exposure. I did lose the trail on several occasions, and having downloaded the previous HAZ track was key to getting oriented. I would not recommend hiking the upper part of Pima Canyon alone unless you're very careful. I didn't see any one else on the trail in the upper canyon. I made sure I had good footing and having poles was also a big help. The last 1.5 miles is a steep grind. I was a little disappointed when I finally reached the Saddle. I guess I was expecting great views of Mount Lemmon and the north side of Pusch Ridge. The views back over Tucson to the south were actually more interesting to me. I think Mt. Kimball has much better features and views to the north, however, I was too wasted by the time I made the Saddle to get there. On my return, I lost the trail a couple of times and had to back track and refer to my previous track, but once I got to the second dam, the rest of the walk down was straightforward.
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Pima to Ventana Loop
My hiking buddy hadn't done the final mile or two of Pima Canyon, and neither of us had done the final segment of FRT (after the turnoff for the Pima Canyon), so we took two cars and made it a loop from Pima Canyon to Ventana Canyon (with obligatory stops at Pima Saddle and Mt. Kimball). This was the time of year to do it; both canyons were green, the weather was great, and there was running water nearby for most of the hike.

I think Pima-to-Ventana is definitely the way to go, especially if you've never climbed all the way to Kimball via Pima before. I wouldn't want to downclimb and route-find in Pima Canyon when I'm tired. Not to mention the mile or two of totally flat (and potentially hot) hiking at the bottom... I was expecting the FRT segment to be to toughest trail to follow of the day, but that award went to Pima. It was so overgrown, we got off-route on multiple occasions - even though both of us had been on the trail before. But I ain't complaining - it's a great hike, especially when it really starts climbing.

(Ballparked the mileage and AEG from other descriptions. I should get a GPS...)
Pima Canyon Trail #62
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First visit up Pima Canyon.
Nice canyon, nice trail!
We hiked up to the first dam,
then back down stopping for lunch in a very scenic riparian section.
We enjoyed our time spent, good day!
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Pima Canyon Trail #62
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Mellow after work hike with Niko to the second creek crossing. Sat by a trail side pool watching the sunset creep up the canyon walls and enjoying all that is springtime in the desert. Dunked my head in the refreshing creek water, which sent tadpoles scurrying for cover. Brittlebushes, delphiniums, and budding prickly pears were among today's wild flower sightings.
Pima Canyon Trail #62
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Bighorn Mountain
Most folks do Bighorn in combination with Table, but when Wendy and I spent the night on Table a couple of years ago, we didn't have the water, the energy, or the time to get over there. I've done Pusch Peak a bunch of times and the Cleaver a couple of years ago as well. Bighorn still loomed, unchecked off the list. Until today.

It was so cold this morning that I waited to start hiking until 10am. Even still, there was ice on some of the plants in the canyon. It warmed up once the sun hit and turned out to be a perfect day. I was surprised to see fall color on the cottonwoods, seeing as how it's almost the new year. Decided to take the southeast ridge slab route that Wendy and I took to Table. I prefer ridgelines over gullies and I remembered the footing not being too bad.

Found my way across the canyon and started up the slabs. I wish the whole way was like this. Grippy granite gneiss with minimal vegetation- dreamy. It was not to last, though and soon the slabs stopped and now it was a matter of finding the way through the prickly pear labyrinth. I chose poorly at one point and ended up getting spines in my side. There was a point where I thought it would be better to contour into this one drainage rather than climb over the ridgetop. It was bad-loose and really brushy. I tried to shimmy between some prickly pear and got stabbed in the side. It took me a while to get the bulk of the tiny glochids out of my side, shirt, and hands. I decided to get back on top of the ridge, but had to do an awkward move through a hackberry bush that left me all scratched up.

Once back on top of the grassy ridge, travel was easier, but filled with shindaggers. No matter how hard I tried, I couldn't escape getting stabbed. At one point I was so intent on looking at the ground that my hand came up with some momentum right into a buckhorn cholla, almost punching it. That hurt! Some of the spines went into the joints of my fingers and were particularly painful.

I finally reached the top of the ridge with spectacular views of Table Mountain's cliffs and the Catalinas. I followed the ridge until it became a jumble of boulders and made my way to the summit. What incredible perspective on Pima Canyon, especially the sheer cliffs of the Cleaver below and views north all the way to 4 Peaks. I didn't have a lot of time on the summit due to my late start, so I snapped some pictures, ate a snack and headed back down the bouldery ridge. I got to visit a couple of alligator junipers before the shindagger-surfing resumed.

The hike down was pretty fast and I managed to be on a game trail most of the time back down to the welcome slabs and the end of the brush. There was ice on the leaves at the creek crossing and I emerged onto the Pima Canyon Trail. I was surprised to see blooming Globe Mallow and Brittlebush- the wildflowers are so confused this year.

Hope all the HAZers have a Happy New Year filled with exciting adventures!

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There are four specific day use areas that require a Coronado Recreational Pass or a National Pass/America the Beautiful Pass.
1) Sabino Canyon - located on the Santa Catalina Ranger District (520)749-8700
2) Madera Canyon - located on the Nogales Ranger District (520)281-2296
3) Cave Creek - located on the Douglas Ranger District (520)364-3468
4) Mt. Lemmon at 11 day use sites.

Catalina State Park $6 per day. Sabino Canyon Tram is $10 extra.

Coronado Forest
MVUMs are rarely necessary to review unless mentioned in the description or directions
Coronado Motor Vehicle Use Maps (MVUMs)


Directions
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To Iris O. Dewhirst Trailhead
Drive north from Tucson on the Oracle Road (US 89). Turn east on Magee Road and drive to the parking area and trailhead at road's end.

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From Tucson, drive north on Campbell Avenue until you reach Skyline Drive. Turn left on Skyline, which will eventually become Ina Road. Continue on Ina Road until you reach Christie Drive. Follow Christie Drive north until it dead-ends at Magee Road. Turn right on Magee and follow it until you arrive at the Iris O. Dewhirst Trailhead on your right.

From PHX (I-10 & AZ-51) 110 mi - about 1 hour 44 mins
From TUC (Jct 1-10 & Grant) 9.6 mi - about 19 mins
From FLG (Jct I-17 & I-40) 253 mi - about 3 hours 50 mins
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