26 miles of uplift to Redington Pass

Redington Pass is a mountain pass at an elevation of 1.314m (4,311ft) above the sea level, located in Pima County, in the south central region of the U.S. state of Arizona. The route to the summit has been in existence for hundreds of years.

Redington Pass

Nestled between the Santa Catalina Mountains and the Rincons ranges, within the Coronado National Forest, the road to the summit is mostly unpaved (it turns to dirt near mile marker 3). It’s called Redington Road (Forest Road 371). The road is maintained but is long and steep which may make driving up with large RVs or trailers difficult.

The pass is located just east of Tucson. It’s manageable in a passenger car. The road is 42km (26.1 miles) long running from Tanque Verde to Redington. The drive is pretty scenic with sweeping views of Tucson. It was originally used by natives and eventually improved to facilitate a military supply route used to commute between the San Pedro River Valley and Tucson.