Molino Basin Parking Area

Molino Basin Parking Area. August 2013.Molino Basin Parking Area. August 2013.

Overview

Location

Driving Time and Distance

  • Driving Time from Speedway/Campbell: 40 Minutes
  • Driving Distance from Speedway/Campbell: 19.5 miles
  • Miles up Highway: 5.6 miles
  • Side of the Highway: Down-mountain
  • Vehicle Access: Paved Roads/Passenger Car (Mountain Road - be careful of weather conditions!)

Fees

  • Fee: Yes (No fee for some uses - there are a limited number of free parking spaces for the hikers using the Arizona Trail (Molino Basin Trail and Bellota Trail))

Trails and Trailheads

Services

  • Restrooms: Yes
  • Water: No

Additional Notes

No Fee Arizona Trail Parking Signs. September 2014.
Posted information on the large board across from the bathrooms. September 2014.
Left: No Fee Arizona Trail Parking Signs. September 2014.
Right: Posted information on the large board across from the bathrooms. September 2014.

Driving Directions

Google Maps Directions from the Speedway and Campbell intersection in Tucson to Molino Basin Parking Area.

Quick version:

  • Drive East on Speedway (5.0 miles)
  • Left on Wilmot and continue on Tanque Verde (4.3 miles)
  • Left on Catalina Highway (10.1 miles)
  • Signs will help you find the turn into this trailhead and campground. This area is a fee area ($5 or Interagency Pass - Coronado National Forest Fee Information) - but there are a number of clearly signed free parking spaces for Arizona Trail users.

Driving Directions - Map

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