Abscraps: Psychedelic Teepee  LbNA # 63980

Placed DateFeb 9 2013
LocationTucson Mountain Park, Tucson, AZ
Found ByMartini Man
Last UpdateFeb 2 2014


Tucson Mountain Park was established April 1929. The Pima County Parks Commission, with C. B. Brown as its chairman, was established to oversee the park. At approximately 20,000 acres, the park is one of the largest natural resource areas owned and managed by a local government in the U.S. The park has approximately 62 miles of non-motorized shared-use trials. The park’s trails are open to hikers, equestrians, and mountain bikers, and provide a wide range of outstanding experiences, including technical challenges, and breathtaking views.

This box is located in the Robles Pass Section of the Tucson Mountain trails. The multi-use (hiking, equestrian and biking) trails are located in the area between Ajo Way and Irvington Road just west of Mission Road. Here is a link to the trail map of the area: http://www.pima.gov/nrpr/parks/tmp/RPPA_trails_miles_letter.pdf

To the Box:
There is a 2-3 car, small parking area 1.9 miles west of Cholla/Ajo intersection; it is small, hide to find on right side of Ajo. Use the 6’ culvert (NOT DURING MONSOON THOUGH) to safely cross under the road. Trails are easy to high moderate to navigate and rocky in some places.

Make you way up Sunset Pass Trail. About 0.3 up the trail you will see a sign that says “Jericho Trail Neighborhood Access ONLY.” Keep going on Sunset Pass Trail to the only place where Sunset and Bittersweet intersect. Stay on Sunset Pass Trail and walk, walk, walk, and walk some more. About 0.7 miles start looking for a 3-headed saguaro on the left. Look right and locate a row of 4 Palo Verde trees lined up north to south. This first is right next to the trail, there is a gap to the second, there is a cholla between the second and third, the last tree has one saguaro nestled into its south side and one guarding the west side. Locate the ocotillo on the southern-most side of this line of trees. The box is on the west side of the ocotillo under a SPOR.

Please be careful of things that bite and sting and stick you. This is Arizona after all; nothing here in the wild is cute, soft or cuddly. Not recommended at high noon in the middle of summer. Bring plenty of water regardless of the season.