Mount Bigelow Butterfly Trailhead

Mount Bigelow Butterfly Trailhead. April 2014.
Mount Bigelow Butterfly Trailhead. April 2014.

Overview

Location

Driving Time and Distance from Tucson

  • 1 hour and 10 minutes from Speedway and Campbell
  • 36.3 miles from Speedway and Campbell
  • Miles up Highway: 20.7 miles
  • Side of the Highway: N/A
  • Vehicle Access: Most of the drive is Paved Roads/Passenger Car (Mountain Road - be careful of weather conditions!) - the last 1.6 miles to the Trailhead are on dirt roads that are often possible in a passenger car (low clearance cars not recommended) - use caution, cond

Fees and Services

  • Fee: No
  • Restrooms: No
  • Water: No

Large trailhead sign for the Butterfly Trail near the dirt parking area. April 2014.
Large trailhead sign for the Butterfly Trail near the dirt parking area. April 2014.
Left: The old Fire Lookout Tower - the lookout cabin on top was removed in 2013. August 2017.
Right: Large trailhead sign for the Butterfly Trail near the dirt parking area. April 2014.

Driving Directions

Driving Directions from the Speedway and Campbell intersection in Tucson - Mount Bigelow Butterfly Trailhead:

  • Drive East on Speedway (5.0 miles)
  • Left on Wilmot and continue on Tanque Verde (4.3 miles)
  • Left on Catalina Highway (25.2 miles)
  • Right on Whitetail Road (0.2 miles)
  • Right on Bigelow Road (1.4 miles)

Google Maps Directions from the Speedway and Campbell intersection in Tucson to Mount Bigelow Butterfly Trailhead.

All Trailheads - Map

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Santa Catalina Mountains - Trailheads

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Agua Caliente Hill South Trailhead: 32.274321, -110.712042
American Flag Trailhead: 32.580837, -110.720361
Avenida de Suzenu Trailhead: 32.298201, -110.730737
Babad Do\'ag Observation Site and Trailhead Parking: 32.309311, -110.720727
Bear Canyon Trailhead: 32.300779, -110.802350
Bigelow Trailhead: 32.409781, -110.713268
Box Camp Trailhead: 32.419668, -110.739977
Bug Spring Trailhead: 32.345101, -110.718245
Upper Butterfly Trailhead: 32.427277, -110.740810
Catalina State Park Trailhead: 32.425211, -110.908883
Charouleau Gap Trailhead: 32.520380, -110.884755
Davis Spring Trailhead: 32.457276, -110.637932
Golder Ranch Road Parking Area: 32.474823, -110.892434
Gordon Hirabayashi Recreation Site End of the Road Parking Circle: 32.336230, -110.719862
Gordon Hirabayashi Recreation Site Upper Parking Area: 32.339662, -110.717267
Hairpin Turn: 32.311623, -110.742468
Incinerator Ridge Parking Area: 32.411710, -110.705315
Iris Dewhirst Pima Canyon Trailhead: 32.353367, -110.948284
Linda Vista Trailhead: 32.380712, -110.961143
Lizard Rock Parking Pullout: 32.382799, -110.694588
Lower Green Mountain Trailhead: 32.374255, -110.690398
Marshall Gulch Trailhead: 32.428054, -110.755743
Milepost 0: 32.304094, -110.745165
Mint Spring Trailhead: 32.440167, -110.766155
Molino Basin Parking Area: 32.337338, -110.690988
Mount Bigelow Butterfly Trailhead: 32.415841, -110.714039
Oracle Ridge Trailhead: 32.451491, -110.754335
Palisade Trailhead: 32.407339, -110.719898
Red Ridge Trailhead: 32.448284, -110.769479
Richard McKee Finger Rock Trailhead: 32.336174, -110.910111
Ridgeline Parking Pullout: 32.405573, -110.699480
Sabino Canyon Visitor Center: 32.309540, -110.823065
San Pedro Vista: 32.400287, -110.690083
Soldier Trail Trailhead: 32.308865, -110.735603
Mount Lemmon Recreation Area: 32.440483, -110.785733
Sunset Trailhead: 32.427543, -110.741826
Upper Green Mountain Trailhead: 32.397796, -110.689435
Ventana Canyon Trailhead: 32.327884, -110.852938
Lower Oracle Ridge Trailhead: 32.604757, -110.757670
Italian Spring Trailhead: 32.306189, -110.574231
The Lake Trailhead: 32.321015, -110.620599
Summit Trailheads: 32.441073, -110.783767
Redington Pass Backcountry Touring Area: 32.306522, -110.609590
Golder Ranch North Trailhead: 32.452877, -110.890730
Golder Ranch North Trailhead: 32.482202, -110.876399
The Cordones Parking South: 32.527303, -110.918931
The Cordones Parking West: 32.526375, -110.928282
The Cordones Parking East: 32.554449, -110.880996
American Avenue Trailhead: 32.621216, -110.746685
Catalina State Park Trailhead: 32.425211, -110.908883
Romero Ruins Parking: 32.423239, -110.918703
Kannally Ranch House Parking Area: 32.609041, -110.733156
Oak Woodland Parking Area: 32.610119, -110.739510
Oracle State Park Group Use Area Parking Area: 32.609640, -110.735049

Update Notes

  • 2017/9/9 – Added image 
  • 2017/8/27 – Img Srcset update, add all trailheads map