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Redington Pass

Thursday, October 16, 2014
Alt Names 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 Open
DESCRIPTION

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.

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LOCATION
Nearest City Tucson, AZ
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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
Area Trail
Land National Forest
QUALITY
Pros secluded, free, decent staging area, some very nice motorcycle/ATV trails
Cons long access road, difficult to access for RVs, street legal bikes only on access road
Rating Rating    Very Good    
Recommended Stay 1-2 Days
Fall/Spring
TERRAIN
Square Miles 30
Miles Of Trail 10
Climate Type Desert
Elevation 3700 to 4500 ft.
Trail Maintenance Marked, Not Rated, Lightly Maintained
Loose Dirt This trail has some loose dirt.Some
Hard Pack The trail has some hard pack terrain.Some mostly hardpacked sand
Sand This trail has some sandy areas.Some
Mud The trail has little mud after it rains.Little puddles
Dust The trail has no dust on typical days.None
Rocks This trail has mostly rocks.Mostly
Trees The trail has few trees.Few
Steep Hills This trail has no steep hills.None
Water Crossings The trail has many water crossings.Many
Small Jumps This trail has many small jumps.Many
Large Jumps This trail has no large jumps.None
Berms The trail has some berms.Some
Sand/Gravel Pits This national forest has no sand or gravel pits.None
Single Track This national forest has no single track trails.None double-track trails
Roads This national forest has mostly roads.Mostly
Intersections This trail has few intersections.Few
Rider Traffic The national forest has few rider traffic on typical days.Few
Shade This national forest has few shaded areas.Few
Ranges/Gunfire This national forest has many shooting ranges or gunfire.Many
Hazards This trail has few hazards.Few (hazards not marked)
shooting/hunting
Easy Terrain Novice This trail has little beginner terrain.Little
Moderate Terrain Amateur This trail has mostly intermediate level terrain.Mostly
Difficult Terrain Expert This trail has no expert terrain.None
Comment mostly jeep trails with couple of motorcycle/ATV designated trails
REGULATIONS
Permit Required Yes AZGFD sticker required
Dates Open Year-Round
Spark Arrestor Yes A spark arresting silencer or end cap is required for all vehicles.
Noise Limit Yes (96 dB)
Whip Flags Not Required
Maximum Vehicle Width
Allow Dirt Bikes, Trail Bikes and Motorcycles Motorcycles Permitted
Allow All Terrain Vehicles / Quads / Four Wheelers ATVs Permitted
Allow Utility Terrain Vehicles, Side by Sides (SXS), RZR UTVs / SXS Permitted
Allow 4x4 Jeeps, SUVs and 4 x 4 Trucks with License Plates SUVs / Jeeps (registered) Some Areas
Dune Buggy/Sand Rail
4x4 (unregistered)
Permitted
Two Strokes /
2 Cycle Engines
No Restriction
Helmets Required Youth Only required for persons under 18 by state law
(RiderPlanet strongly recommends helmets for all riders.)
Bicycles No Restriction
Hiking No Restriction
Horseback No Restriction
Camping / Overnight RV Parking Camping No Restriction (camp anywhere)
Campfire Restrictions Campfires Some Areas (permitted in developed campsites only)
campfire permit required
Night Riding Yes
Cross Country Prohibited stay on trail
Alcohol No Restriction
Fireworks Prohibited
Firearms Some Areas
Emergency / Law Enforcement Few/Periodic Jeep/SUV Patrol
Occasionally a road block checkpoint is set up to check for OHV stickers and hunting tags
Insurance *Disclaimer: Be Safe! RiderPlanet recommends insurance for all riders and visitors to the destinations depicted on this website.
FEES
Parking No ($0.00)
Entry No ($0.00)
Riding No ($0.00)
Camping No ($0.00)
Comment Surrounding campsites have different fees.
KEY SERVICES
First Aid First Aid 5-20 Miles (SW) Tucson Medical Center (520) 327-5461
Gasoline Gasoline 5-20 Miles (SW) Circle K/Tucson (520) 749-4658
Diesel Diesel 5-20 Miles (SW) Circle K/Tucson (520) 749-4658
Potable Water Water 5-20 Miles (SW) Circle K/Tucson (520) 749-4658
RV Hookups RV Hookup 5-20 Miles (S) Cactus Country RV Resort (800) 777-8799
RV Dump Station RV Disposal 5-20 Miles (S) Cactus Country RV Resort (800) 777-8799
Primitive Camping Campground 5-20 Miles (NW) Molino Basin Campground
Convenience Store Conv Store 5-20 Miles (SW) Unicomp Fortran Market (520) 298-7212
Swimming Swim Area On Site Tanque Verde Falls
Body of Water Water Body On Site Tanque Verde Creek
Boating Launch Boat Ramp 30+ Miles (S) Patagonia Lake State Park (520) 287-6965
CONTACTS
Contact Info Coronado National Forest - Santa Catalina Ranger District
5700 N. Sabino Canyon Road
Tucson, AZ 85750
(520) 749-8700
www.fs.fed.us
Contact Info Tucson Rough Riders
P.O. Box 78726
Tucson, AZ 85703-8726
www.tucsonroughriders.com
Contact Info Arizona Game & Fish Department
(602) 942-3000
www.azgfd.gov
Comment OHV Decal Info
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Redington Pass Trail Photo

Redington Pass Trail

There is one main loop for motorcycles, but there are also many wider trails throughout the area.
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Scenery from Redington Pass Trail

This hiking path leads to the falls, where there are some large rocks for sunbathing and swimming.
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Honda CRF Dirt Bike at Redington Pass Trail

Parts of the motorcycle trail are rocky but nothing too bad.
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Honda CRF Dirt Bike catching some air at Redington Pass Trail

There are countless wide sandy 4x4 trails and some and a few small play pits near the staging area.
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Honda CRF Dirt Bike in the water at Redington Pass Trail

There are a handful of water crossings, most of which are shallow.
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Example of terrain at Redington Pass Trail

Not all of the trails are rocky.
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Honda CRF Dirt Bike at Redington Pass Trail

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Scenic view of Redington Pass Trail

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Honda CRF Motorbike at Redington Pass Trail

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Scenery from Redington Pass Trail

The waterfalls are in this canyon, which can be reached by the hiking trail.
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RV Trailer Staging Area and Camping at Redington Pass Trail

The main staging area is clearly marked and has restrooms and loading ramps.
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Scenery from Redington Pass Trail

One of the many cool diversions along the trail.
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Honda CRF Off-Road Bike crossing some water at Redington Pass Trail

Mud puddles are pretty common here during the winter.  Nothing too bad, but sometimes a little deeper than they look.
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Some terrain at Redington Pass Trail

There are some trails for motorcycles and ATVs only.  Keep your eyes open or you may blow right past them.
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Honda CRF Motorcycle at Redington Pass Trail

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Honda CRF Motorcycle at Redington Pass Trail

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Honda CRF Motorcycle at Redington Pass Trail

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Honda CRF Motorcycle at Redington Pass Trail

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Honda CRF Motorcycle traversing the water at Redington Pass Trail

This water crossing was on the 4x4 trail.
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Honda CRF Motorcycle at Redington Pass Trail

This could probably be considered a typical example of the motorcycle and ATV only trails.
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Honda CRF Dirtbike at Redington Pass Trail

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Honda CRF Motorcycle at Redington Pass Trail

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Honda CRF Off-Road Bike at Redington Pass Trail

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Honda CRF Motorbike at Redington Pass Trail

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Scenery at Redington Pass Trail

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Honda CRF Motorcycle at Redington Pass Trail

Redington Pass Trail Photo

Honda CRF Dirt Bike at Redington Pass Trail

Redington Pass Trail Photo

Honda CRF Motorcycle at Redington Pass Trail

Redington Pass Trail Photo

Honda CRF Motorcycle at Redington Pass Trail

Redington Pass Trail Photo

Honda CRF Motorcycle at Redington Pass Trail

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Honda CRF Motorbike at Redington Pass Trail

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Honda CRF Motorcycle traversing the water at Redington Pass Trail

There is one pretty fun section where the trail follows the stream for awhile.
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Honda CRF Motorbike at Redington Pass Trail

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Redington Pass Trail

Some sections of the motorcycle trail have loose rocks like this to keep you alert.
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Honda CRF Trail Bike at Redington Pass Trail

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