Red Ridge Trailhead

The Red Ridge Trailhead is the dirt pull just past the sign, note the No Parking sign... August 2017.
The Red Ridge Trailhead is the dirt pull just past the sign, note the No Parking sign... August 2017.

Overview

Location

Driving Time and Distance

  • 1 hour and 20 minutes from Speedway and Campbell
  • 39.2 miles from Speedway and Campbell
  • Miles up Highway: 25.3 miles
  • Side of the Highway: Up-mountain
  • Vehicle Access: Paved Roads/Passenger Car (Mountain Road - be careful of weather conditions!)

Fees and Services

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

Red Ridge Trail Map sign. December 2013.
Red Ridge Trail Map sign. December 2013.

Driving Directions

Google Maps Directions from the Speedway and Campbell intersection in Tucson to Red Ridge Trailhead.

Quick version:

  • Drive East on Speedway (5.0 miles)
  • Left on Wilmot and continue on Tanque Verde (4.3 miles)
  • Left on Catalina Highway (29.1)
  • Right on Ski Run Road (0.7 miles)
  • The Red Ridge Trailhead will be on the right (up-mountain side of the road) - the trailhead is a small dirt pull-thru, it may be easier to park at the paved parking pullout on the left/down-mountain side of the road past the trailhead.

It seems fairly reasonable to assume that the No Parking sign (visible in the picture at the top of the page, on the shoulder near the pullout) applies to the shoulder of the road and not the dirt pull thru for the trailhead but I am not completely sure – perhaps the best current parking is one of two paved parking pullouts on the down mountain side of Ski Run Road, one just before the Red Ridge Trailhead and the other .2 miles up the Ski Run Road from the 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

Update Notes

  • 2017/8/26 – Updated main picture
  • 2017/8/14 – Img Srcset update, all trailheads map added