January ROTM 2015 - Bulldog Canyon & Pavilions Car Show 1/10/2015 (1 Viewer)

yjeff

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For the January 2015 ROTM, the 10th seems to be the only Saturday that is not Barrett-Jackson, ProBowl, or SuperBowl.

UPDATE:
trail: Bulldog Canyon
Time:3 hours, then driving to Pavillions car show
permit: Yes/Free -email takes 2 bus days with link (in post below) or can be picked up at Mesa Tonto Ranger Station
Start: 9:00am at the Frys gas station off 90th St. and 101. Just south of Shea exit. 8900 E Via Linda, Scottsdale, AZ. Travel time is 35min to trail head. secondary meetup is the parking lot east, next to trail head. we should be there by 10am.

After: the trail ends at Idaho rd north of the 60. We can caravan to the Pavillions car show after. I tried reserving a row /space for us but this show is the busiest and is First Come.

Also, the following week I'm going to all the car auctions if anyone wants to join.

We will be entering from access #1

From The Permit...

BULLDOG CANYON OFF-HIGHWAY VEHICLE AREA
RANGER DISTRICT
Mesa Ranger Station
5140 E. Ingram Street
Mesa, AZ 85205
Phone (480) 610-3300


SEASON OF USE
All year
FEES
Obtain a free six month permit, for 5 people, from
the district ranger office prior to entry into Bulldog
Canyon. It is locked, and you need a permit for
the lock combination.

ACCESS
Access #1- Forest Road (FR) 10, north
entrance: This access point is reached through
the Lower Salt River Recreation Area. From
Mesa: Travel east for 7 miles on the Superstition
Freeway (US 60) to Power Road/ Bush
Hwy/Forest Road (FR) 204 and turn north. Follow
Bush Hwy. for approximately 13 miles to the FR
10 junction with FR 204 west of the bridge at
Blue Point Recreation Site.

Access #2- Forest Road (FR) 3554, west
entrance: This entrance is % mile north of
Usery Pass Country Park. From Mesa, travel
east 10 miles on the Superstition Freeway (US
60) to the Ellsworth exit. Follow Ellsworth
approximately 8 miles to Forest Road (FR) 3554
and turn right.

Access #3- Forest Road (FR) 10, south
entrance: This access point is reached frorn
Apache Junction. From Mesa: Travel 15 miles
east on the Superstition Freeway (US 60) to the
Idaho Street exit. Follow Idaho Street north 4%
miles to McKellips. Turn right on McKellips and
travel % mile to the Wolverine Pass Road and
turn left. Follow it for 7/8 mile and turn right on
Tonto Road. Travel north on Tonto Road for Y.i
mile to Cactus and turn left. Follow Cactus to
McDowell Road and follow it to FR 1 0 gate.
ATTRACTIONS
Road passes through the Goldfield Mountains
and parts of the Sonoran Desert.

CONSIDERATIONS
•Operate vehicles only on roads designated as
open by brown fiberglass vertical makers. All
roads and routes other than FR 10 and FR 12,
1356, 3512, 3556, and 3554 are closed to
motorized travel.
• The area south of Bush Highway (approximately
% mile) in the Lower Salt River Recreation Area
is closed to camping and target shooting. Glass
containers are prohibited.
•Road conditions are primitive in some areas,
and require 4-wheel-drive.
•Road length: FR 10 is 7 miles long.
•FR 3554 is 4 miles long.
 
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great idea - are you going to reserve a lane for the LC;s, I had heard one could do that to make sure somewhere to park together?
 

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At this time of the year the car show will be winding down if you get there after 5. But likely to be still populated by the late model crowd (kids) in the rows 4x4s would have to park. If you can get a row reserved you might get lucky if someone is there to shoo people off. Keeping something reserved that late could be tough.
 

yjeff

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Sorry guys, I'm still in Baja and wifi isn't in the areas I'm camping. I just tracked down the person in charge of lane reservations and am waiting to hear back from him.
 

yjeff

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updates posted in First post. Sorry guys for the delay, I just got back from Baja yesterday. Hope to see everyone
 
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CSCs',

For the January 2015 ROTM, the 10th seems to be the only Saturday that is not Barrett-Jackson, ProBowl, or SuperBowl.

UPDATE:
trail: Bulldog Canyon
Time:3 hours, then driving to Pavillions car show
permit: Yes/Free -email takes 2 bus days with link (in post below) or can be picked up at Mesa Tonto Ranger Station
Start: 9:00am at the Frys gas station off 90th St. and 101. Just south of Shea exit. 8900 E Via Linda, Scottsdale, AZ. Travel time is 35min to trail head. secondary meetup is the parking lot east, next to trail head. we should be there by 10am.

After: the trail ends at Idaho rd north of the 60. We can caravan to the Pavillions car show after. I tried reserving a row /space for us but this show is the busiest and is First Come.

Also, the following week I'm going to all the car auctions if anyone wants to join.
Is there only one entrance to Bulldog Canyon?
 

yjeff

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Is there only one entrance to Bulldog Canyon?
I think there are 3 access points, the 2 mentioned and one that cuts over to Usary pass about halfway during the trail. Any suggestions on which way is better?
 
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I think there are 3 access points, the 2 mentioned and one that cuts over to Usary pass about halfway during the trail. Any suggestions on which way is better?
The entrance off of Usery Pass Road. access FR3554 has a large staging area directly outside the gate , good for air down and pre ride bs . FR 3554 is a meandering , slight elevation changing and scenic preface to FR10 . The entire trip was recently run with a jeep buddy of mine with a 2" lift , 31's and no lockers and no problems .
 

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