Alder Picnic Area

NM,AZ US Forest Service

Alder Picnic Area

These roadside picnic areas are grouped conveniently along the Catalina Highway near the crest of the Santa Catalina Mountains in the cool ponderosa pines within a short drive of trailheads, Ski Valley...[more]





From Tucson, take Tanque Verde Road east to the Catalina Highway . Drive 4.2 miles to the Forest boundary. Then continue up the Catalina Highway 23.5 miles to Inspiration Point. The Catalina Highway is paved, but chains or 4-wheel drive may be required in winter due to snow.

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