Coon Bluff


NOTE: The Tonto Pass is required ($6 for the day). You can purchase passes at the Circle K on the corner of McKellips Rd and Power Road. You can also find Tonto passes at Big 5 stores, hiking stores, some Danny's stores, etc. (Tonto Pass Vendors)

Directions

From Phoenix, there are two recommended routes to the Coon Bluff event site.

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, then one mile further is the turnoff for the Coon Bluff Recreation Area. (Look for an orange and white orienteering sign on the north side of the road.) Turn left (north) onto Coon Bluff Road. The event site is 1 mile further up the road. If you miss the turnoff and get to Usery Pass Road, turn around and go back about 1.2 miles.

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, then one mile further is the turnoff for the Coon Bluff Recreation Area. (Look for an orange and white orienteering sign on the north side of the road.) Turn left (north) onto Coon Bluff Road. The event site is 1 mile further up the road. If you miss the turnoff and get to Usery Pass Road, turn around and go back about 1.2 miles.

Maps

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Route #1
Coon Bluff via the Red Mountain Freeway

Route #2
Coon Bluff via the Superstition Freeway