Redington Road

Redington, Arizona

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Redington Road is a popular exit from Tucson for backcountry travelers. Not only does the trail provide a scenic and peaceful alternative to I-10 for eastbound travelers, but it is a beautiful drive in its own right. Its proximity to Tucson means it is popular for weekend camping, four-wheeling, and hiking. The trail travels across grasslands, dotted with mesquite and abundant prickly pear, on the edge of the Santa Catalina Mountains. The Rincon Mountains are to the south and to the east are the Galiuro Mountains and the San Pedro River Valley. Special Attractions: Pleasant, easy trail traversing a variety of scenery; Lush and shady Buehman Canyon; Steep climb out of Buehman Canyon. High-clearance vehicles are preferred, but not necessary. This trail is dirt roads, but may have rocks, grades, water crossings, or ruts that make clearance a concern in a normal passenger vehicle. The trail is fairly wide, so that passing is possible at almost any point along the trail. Mud is not a concern under normal weather conditions.

Redington Road Professional Review and Guide

"Redington Road is a popular exit from Tucson for backcountry travelers. Not only does the trail provide a scenic and peaceful alternative to I-10 for eastbound travelers, but it is a beautiful drive in its own right. Its proximity to Tucson means it is popular for weekend camping, four-wheeling, and hiking. The trail travels across grasslands, dotted with mesquite and abundant prickly pear, on the edge of the Santa Catalina Mountains. The Rincon Mountains are to the south and to the east are the Galiuro Mountains and the San Pedro River Valley.

Special Attractions: Pleasant, easy trail traversing a variety of scenery; Lush and shady Buehman Canyon; Steep climb out of Buehman Canyon. High-clearance vehicles are preferred, but not necessary. This trail is dirt roads, but may have rocks, grades, water crossings, or ruts that make clearance a concern in a normal passenger vehicle. The trail is fairly wide, so that passing is possible at almost any point along the trail. Mud is not a concern under normal weather conditions."

Activity Type: Off-Highway Drives
Nearby City: Redington
Distance: 23.3
Trail Type: Shuttle
Difficulty: Easy
Duration: 2 hours
Season: Year-round, best October to May
Trailhead Elevation: 2,800 feet
Top Elevation: 4,400 feet
Local Contacts: Coronado National Forest
Local Maps: USGS Redington, Buehman Canyon, Piety Hill, Agua Caliente Hills, Tucson; BLM Tucson; USFS Coronado National Forest, Safford & Santa Catalina Ranger Districts
Driving Directions: Directions to Redington Road

Recent Trail Reviews

10/27/2007
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Redington Road is a great road which is the main artery for access to countless 4x4 and hiking trails. The road itself is frequently grated, and generally OK for any kind of vehicle barring exotic supercars. Immediately after the monsoon season, it might be too much for a car, but never remotely challenging for any kind of truck or SUV. The first few miles feature panoramic views of Tucson, very pretty at night. Further along is great desert scenery.



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