Directions to Orienteering Locations






NOTE: These directions are particularly susceptible to change for individual events. The directions are included here for reference only. Starting sites for individual meets may be changed slightly from the instructions listed below. Please see the individual event instructions for directions to the individual event.

Adobe Dam Recreation Area Click here for detailed directions.
Bear Wallow (Tucson) Take Catalina Highway approximately 21 miles to Mt. Bigelow Road, about a mile past Palisades Ranger Station. Turn right on Mt. Bigelow Road and look for orienteering signs. You will go approximately 1/4 mile to the first junction, near the observatory entrance. Park along the road.
Bomboy Mine Take the Superstition Freeway east through Apache Junction, towards Globe. About .4 miles past milepost 222 and immediately after crossing the Queen Creek bridge, turn left onto Hewitt Station Rd (Forest Road 357). If you reach the Boyce Thompson Arboretum you have gone a half mile too far! Cross the cattle guard and continue straight ahead. After about 1.5 miles on FR357, you will cross a wash with two 15 foot high drainage pipes under the railroad tracks on the right. Turn right on to FR 252, which is .2 mile after the wash. Our site is about ¾ mile down the road, at a road junction. Look for an orange and white orienteering bag or orange cone at the last turnoff and at our site.
Cave Buttes Click here for detailed directions.
Coon Bluff Click here for detailed directions.
Coon Bluff/Bush Highway-Phon D Sutton Intersection Click here for detailed directions.
Coon Bluff/Phon D Sutton Click here for detailed directions.
First Water Click here for detailed directions.
Fort Tuthill (Flagstaff) Click here for detailed directions.
Happy Camp From Phoenix, take US60 (Superstition Freeway) east through Apache Junction, past Florence Junction, over Gonzales pass where you will drop down and cross Queen Creek. At 0.4 miles east of mile post 222 turn left onto Forest Road 357. Immediately after turning onto FR 357 turn east (right) onto FR 8 and proceed about 1.8 miles to FR 650, turn north (left) and proceed about 1.1 miles to Happy Camp on the west side (left).

Note: FR 8 is an all-weather dirt Road. FR 650 follows an intermittent streambed. Drive with care. If the streambed is not safely passable due to flooding, the meet site will be at the FR 8/650 junction.
Hidden Cove Park (Holbrook, AZ) Click here for detailed directions.
High Desert Park Click here for detailed directions.
Lake Pleasant
(Christian Church Camp Road)
Click here for detailed directions.
Lowell Observatory (Flagstaff) Click here for detailed directions.
Mesquite Library Click here for detailed directions.
Needle Vista Click here for detailed directions.
North Mountain Visitor Center Click here for detailed directions.
Palisades Ridge (Tucson) Drive up Catalina Highway about 20 miles to Organization Ridge Road. Turn left and, bearing right, go about 0.4 miles to the gate for Showers Point.

Get to the Catalina Highway by exiting I-10 at Grant, driving east to Tanque Verde, turn left and watch for the light at Catalina Highway where you can only go left.
Papago Buttes Click here for detailed directions.
Papago Sports Complex Click here for detailed directions.
Petrified Forest National Park Kachina Point Click here for detailed directions.
Petrified Forest National Park South Entrance Click here for detailed directions.
Petrified Forest National Park Visitor's Center Click here for detailed directions.
Reach-11 - Dozer Field Annex Click here for detailed directions.
Reach-11 - Horse Lover's Park Click here for detailed directions.
Rio Salado - 7th Avenue Start Location Click here for detailed directions.
Rio Salado - Central Avenue Start Location Click here for detailed directions.
Robbins Butte Click here for detailed directions.
Rock Springs Click here for detailed directions.
Saguaro Lake Click here for detailed directions.
Sonoran Desert Preserve
Apache Wash Trailhead
Click here for detailed directions.
South Mountain Piedras Grandes Picnic Area Click here for detailed directions.
Spence Creek (Prescott) Click here for detailed directions.
Thumb Butte Park Click here for detailed directions.
Thumb Butte
White Rock
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Thumb Butte
Big Juniper
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