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To King Canyon Trailhead From Speedway and Campbell in Tucson, take Speedway west to Gates Pass and continue to Kinney road. Follow Kinney road until the AZ-Sonora Desert Museum entrance is reached. The trailhead is located about 0.3-mi northwest of the museum. Parking is off on the right.
From PHX (I-10 & AZ-51) - 1 hr 47 min (109 miles) From TUC (Jct 1-10 & Grant) - 21 min (12.8 miles) From FLG (Jct I-17 & I-40) - 3 hr 59 min (253 miles)