The course start and finish is at the historic mining site of Kentucky Camp which is approximately a 1 hour and 20 minute drive from central Tucson. It is approximately a 20 minute drive from Sonoita, and approximately a half hour drive from Patagonia.
Directions To Kentucky Camp (Start And Finish)
To get to Kentucky Camp from the north (Tucson), take interstate 10 east to exit 281 (highway 83, Sonoita). Head south on exit 281 and follow State Route 83 approximately 20 miles to the Gardner Canyon road Kentucky Camp sign and turn right (west). Stay on FS Road 163 all the way following the signs to Kentucky Camp.
To get to Kentucky Camp from the south (Sonoita or Patagonia), take state route 83 north from Sonoita approximately 4 miles and turn left (west) on the Gardner Canyon Road. From the Gardner Canyon Road, go 0.7 miles to first intersection and turn right on Forest Service Road 163 following the signs to Kentucky Camp. Stay on FS Road 163 all the way to Kentucky Camp.
When you get to Kentucky Camp, parking is at the gate above the building site. Don’t drive through the gate. Walk through the gate and down the hill to Kentucky Camp, about ¼ mile.
Drive carefully. Please watch for cattle and other wildlife.