Needle Rock

North of Fountain Hills, AZ
On the Verde River

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Located less than an hour from Central Phoenix, our Needle Rock event site, with rugged terrain and cliffs along the Verde River, includes spectacular scenery. If you haven't visited the Needle Rock area before, we hope you'll join us for some navigation fun in the foothills near Phoenix.

Directions

The Needle Rock event site is located in the Tonto National Forest north of Fountain Hills.

To get to the event site:

From Scottsdale
  • From the intersection of Scottsdale Road and Dynamite Boulevard, travel east approximately 14 miles on Dynamite and Rio Verde Drive (Dynamite turns into Rio Verde).
  • At the T- intersection, turn left (north) onto Needle Rock Road.
  • Continue north on Needle Rock Road for 2.4 miles until the pavement ends.
  • Continue north on the gravel road 0.1 miles to the parking area on the right.
    Note: Signs recommend travel on the gravel road is for 4-wheel drive vehicles. We've done all of our work using small passenger cars. If you drive slowly, you should have no problems getting to the event site in your vehicle.
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From Fountain Hills:
  • From Palisades Boulevard and Fountain Hills Boulevard travel north approximately 9 miles to a stop sign at Forest Road.
  • Turn left on Forest Road then drive north approximately 2.5 miles to the intersection with Rio Verde drive.
  • Continue north on Needle Rock Road for 2.4 miles until the pavement ends.
  • Continue north on the gravel road 0.1 miles to the parking area at the end of the road on the right.
    Note: Signs recommend travel on the gravel road is for 4-wheel drive vehicles. We've done all of our work using small passenger cars. If you drive slowly, you should have no problems getting to the event site in your vehicle.
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Maps

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Map to Needle Rock Event Site from Scottsdale
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Map to Needle Rock Event Site from Fountain Hills
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Close-Up of Needle Rock Parking Area
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