Tanque Verde Falls in Tucson, Arizona
Tanque Verde Falls is located east of Tucson, Arizona in an area known as Redington Pass. Located between the Catalina Mountains and the Rincon Mountains, Redington Pass is an outdoor paradise. It is one of the best areas around Tucson for off-roading and firearm activities. It is also a well known hiking destination. Keep in mind that if you expect to find water you will need to go during the rainy season or when the snow melts. This area dries up during other times of the year.
Lower Tanque Verde Falls
From Tanque Verde and Houghton on the east side of Tucson, go east 3 miles. Tanque Verde will then turn into Redington Road. Continue east for another three miles. Redington Road will cross a wash and start heading up the hill doing switchbacks. It will quickly turn into a dirt road at that point. Follow that road for another half mile to the first dirt parking area on the left. Park there and cross to the east side of the road where the trail begins. There are some danger signs saying that the rocks are slippery and people have died here. These are not to be taken lightly as the rocks are very slippery and there are some areas that most would consider quite dangerous. Granted most of the deaths have been due to a combination of intoxication and cliff jumping. If you are going to make this hike, please do be careful.
Please be advised that Pima County Sheriff's Department has stated that they will ticket anyone in the area removing clothing beyond the typical swimwear. Upper Tanque Verde Falls has been known for many years, even though it's not legal, as a clothing optional area. The hike described here is for Lower Tanque Verde Falls. I've never seen nudity in this area, but I've only been a few times.
The hike to Tanque Verde Falls is not very far, approximately 1.5 miles. But there is a lot of boulder scrambling which dramatically increases the difficulty and time it takes to do the hike. There are several smaller waterfalls along the way. The final waterfall drops about 50 feet into a very large swimming hole.
One of the smaller waterfalls on the way to Tanque Verde Falls
The Lower Tanque Verde Waterfall drops about 50 feet and has a huge swimming hole
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