Redington Road, Tanque Verde Rd, Tanque Verde Falls, Chivo Falls, Coronado National Forest, Agua Caliente Hill, Agua Caliente Canyon, Italian Trap, Canyon De La Pina, Jaquine Canyon, Alisoo Canyon, Santa Caliente Mountains, Rincon Mountains, Chimney Rock, Redington Pass, Santa Catalina Ranger District
Last Known Status
This secluded area has several miles of very nice motorcycle and ATV trails and miles of surrounding fun jeep trails that offer beautiful panoramic desert views. The trails are somewhat rocky, but still a lot of fun on a motorcycle. (The trail system itself is maintained by the Tucson Rough Riders club, so be sure to say thanks for the great work.)
The main access road is maintained but is long and steep which may make driving up with large RVs or trailers difficult. The main staging area has three loading ramps and offers ample turnaround space for large vehicles.
After a day of riding check out the two hiking trails that lead to Tanque Verde creek. The lower trailhead will lead to the bottom and if you hike upstream for about 25 minutes you will come across a 75’ waterfall. (The upper trailhead provides access to a nude beach area.)
The Arizona Game and Fish Department occasionally sets up a checkpoint on the main access road to enforce hunting regulations but they also check for OHV stickers. It is only legal to ride on the main access road if you make your bike street legal, and you'll still need an OHV sticker.
From: Tucson, AZ
1) Take Grant Road east to Tanque Verde Road intersection
2) Turn left on Tanque Verde Road and continue east 18.1 miles. (Tanque Verde Road will turn to Redington Road which will turn into a steep dirt road). Staging area is on the left.
TYPE OF AREA
secluded, free, decent staging area, some very nice motorcycle/ATV trails
long access road, difficult to access for RVs, street legal bikes only on access road
1-2 Days Fall/Spring
Miles Of Trail
3700 to 4500 ft.
Marked, Not Rated, Lightly Maintained
mostly hardpacked sand
(hazards not marked) shooting/hunting
mostly jeep trails with couple of motorcycle/ATV designated trails