Coon Bluff
Intersection: Bush Highway/Phon D. Sutton Road


The club sometimes stages smaller events from a small gravel parking area near Coon Bluff. The parking area is located on the north side of the intersection of the Bush Highway and Phon D. Sutton Road. The parking area is outside the special Tonto permit zone and does not require a permit to park in the lot.

Directions

From Phoenix, there are two recommended routes to the event site at the intersection of the Bush Highway and Phon D. Sutton Road, on the south side of Coon Bluff.

Route #1

From Phoenix, you can take the 202 (Red Mountain Freeway) east to Power Road exit 23A. Turn north onto Power Road and continue approximately 4 miles to a point were the road makes a sharp bend to the east. Approximately 2.8 miles past the bend is the turnoff to the Phon D. Sutton parking area. Turn north on Phon D. Sutton Road and immediately enter the parking area on the north side of the road. Look for an orange and white orienteering sign on the north side of the road.

Route #2

Take US 60 (the Superstition Freeway) east to the exit for AZ-202 North (exit 190). Take AZ-202 North 5.7 miles to the exit for East McDowell Road (exit 23B). Take the East McDowell Road exit then turn left onto McDowell Road. Travel west on McDowell Road for 0.3 miles to Power Road. Turn north onto Power Road and continue approximately 4 miles to a point were the road makes a sharp bend to the east. Approximately 2.8 miles past the bend is the turnoff to the Phon D. Sutton parking area. Turn north on Phon D. Sutton Road and immediately enter the parking area on the north side of the road. Look for an orange and white orienteering sign on the north side of the road.

Maps

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Route #1
Coon Bluff (Bush Highway/Phon D. Sutton Road) via the Red Mountain Freeway

Route #2
Coon Bluff (Bush Highway/Phon D. Sutton Road) via the Superstition Freeway

Route #2
Intersection: Bush Highway/Phon D. Sutton Road