Mingus Meadows

~13 Miles East of Prescott, AZ
~13 miles West of Cottonwood/Clarkdale, AZ

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Mingus Meadows is located just west of the Mingus Mountain summit on highway AZ-89A, west of Cottonwood and east of Prescott. At an elevation just over 7000 feet, the event site has relatively cool temperatures in the summer. The terrain is open pine/juniper/oak woodland with occasional meadows. The area is generally a high-elevation plateau with some jeep trails but very few foot trails. We hope you'll enjoy another mountain getaway for your navigation fun.
Parking is limited. If the parking area is full, the US Forest Service has requested that participants park at the large parking lot for the Mingus Summit Rest Area / Picnic Site along 89A and walk a quarter mile to the staging site.

Directions from Phoenix

The Mingus Meadows event site is approximately 13 miles east of the Prescott, AZ airport on AZ-89A-N. It is also approximately 13 miles west of Cottonwood/Clarkdale, AZ on AZ-89A-S.

To get to the event site:

From Phoenix:
  • Follow I-17 N for about 60 miles to AZ-69-N in Cordes Lakes. Take exit 262.
  • Continue onto AZ-69-N for 20.2 miles.
  • Turn right onto Fain Rd and continue for 7.2 miles.
  • Take a sharp right onto AZ-89A-N and continue for 12.1 increasingly squiggly miles.
  • Turn left at the Mingus Mountain summit and continue for about a quarter mile.
  • Just before the gate for Potato Patch Campground turn left.
  • Continue for 0.1 miles to the end of the pavement.
  • The gravel parking area here is the staging area for Mingus Meadows.
From Cottonwood:
  • Follow AZ-89A-S out of Cottonwood through five traffic circles.
  • Take the third exit out of the traffic circle toward Jerome.
  • Continue 4.7 miles to Jerome and pass through town.
  • Continue another 7.6 squiggly miles along AZ-89A-S.
  • Turn right at the Mingus Mountain summit and continue for about a quarter mile.
  • Just before the gate for Potato Patch Campground turn left.
  • Continue for 0.1 miles to the end of the pavement.
  • The gravel parking area here is the staging area for Mingus Meadows.
[image:O flag] Google Map Directions from Phoenix
[image:O flag] Google Map Directions from Cottonwood
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Maps

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From just East of Prescott Airport
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From Cottonwood/Clarkdale, AZ
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