This scenic route is for 4-wheel drive vehicles only. The road up and over Samaniego Ridge is rough and rocky and requires good ground clearance as well as excellent traction. People who don’t have...[more]
Charouleau Gap Road #736 Scenic Drive
Drive north from Tucson on AZ 89 (the Oracle Road) about 23 miles to Golder Ranch Road. (This intersection is marked by a traffic light). Turn east about 1 mile to Lago del Oro Road, then north on Lago del Oro about 2 miles to a dirt road (FR 736) that turns east toward the riverbed. Follow this road, bearing left at a private property sign, through the river bed and up Samaniego Ridge to Charouleau Gap.
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