Tucson Harley-Davidson® Southern Arizona Rides
Located in the Southwest United States, in Southern Arizona, Tucson is one of the oldest continually inhabited areas in North America. Hohokam Indians lived and farmed here for 4,000 years before Spanish missionaries and soldiers arrived in the late 1600s. In the 1700s, these "newcomers" established the Presidio San Agustin del Tucson and theMission San Xavier del Bac -- the two most iconic and historic structures in the region. "The Old Pueblo," as the adobe-walled Tucson Presidio became known, is Tucson's nickname to this day.
Tucson is now the second-largest city in Arizona after the state capital Phoenix; it is also the county seat of Pima County, which includes the towns of Marana, Oro Valley, Catalina, South Tucson, Sahuarita, Vail, and Green Valley. Metropolitan Tucson's population is more than 1 million; this includes roughly 50,000 students and employees at the University of Arizona, the first university in Arizona, founded in 1885.
Starting at Tucson Harley-Davidson®
Tombstone Harley-Davidson Shop 108 mi., 2.5 hours
From Tucson HD ®, take I-10 East 33 miles to exit 281, AZ-83 south 25 miles to Sonoita. Possible stop for lunch at the Steakout Restaurant. East on AZ-82 for 20 miles to AZ-90. Turn south on AZ-90 for 10 miles to Fry Blvd in Sierra Vista. Sierra Vista Harley-Davidson is in the second block on right. Continue east on Fry Blvd 3 miles and turn north on AZ-90, take first right onto east Charleston Road for 16 miles. Turn east onto Toughnut Street and park near 6th Street and Allen Street. Tombston HD ® Shop is on the north side of Allen Street, across from the Birdcage Theater.
Return to Tucson HD ® 82 mi., 1.5 hours
Head north on 6th Street and take Fremont Street west. Stop at Boot Hill on right. Continue west on AZ-80 25 miles through St. David and Benson to I-10. Follow I-10 west for 55 miles to TH-D.
Patagonia for Lunch 72 mi., 1.5 hours
From Tucson HD ®, take I-10 East 33 miles to exit 281, AZ-83 south 25 miles to Sonoita. Turn west onto AZ-82 for 13 miles. Lunch at your choice of restaurants.
Return to Tucson HD ® via Nogales 92 mi., 1.7 hours
Head southwest on AZ-82 for 17 miles, take exit right toward Morley Ave and take slight left onto Morley Ave to right on N Bankerd Ave. Take left onto E Doe Street, then right onto I-19 Bus N and take ramp onto I-19 N. Take I-19 north for 58 miles to I-10 west for 11 miles to exit 248. Turn west on Ina Road to north on Starcommerce Way.
Bisbee, AZ 105 mi., 2 hours
Take I-10 east 55 miles to exit 303 to AZ-80 east. Continue on AZ-80 through Tombstone for 50 miles. Take the West Blvd ramp to Tombstone Canyon Road 1.5 miles to the Bisbee Mining Museum.
Continue to Douglas, AZ 25 mi., .5 hours
From Bisbee, take AZ-80 east at the traffic circle, then 23 miles to cross Pan American Avenue in Douglas onto G Ave 5 blocks to the Gadsden Hotel.
This hotel is said to be haunted. It also has a GREAT Tavern to enjoy your stay.
Mount Lemmon, AZ 50 mi., 1.7 hours
Take I-10 east 2 miles to exit 250, east on Orange Grove Road. In .2 miles, turn south onto River Road. In 9 miles, River Road turns left at light (Alvernon intersection). Follow River Road east 5 miles to turn south on Sabino Canyon Road for 1.5 miles. Turn left onto east Tanque Verde Road and continue straight over the bridge for 2.5 miles. Turn left onto Catalina Highway for 5 miles. Catalina Highway becomes Mount Lemmon Highway. Summerhaven is 25 miles further, with winding mountain roads with excellent pavement. If your destination is Summerhaven, you do not need to pay park fees to stop at overlooks.
Kitt Peak National Observatory, AZ 63 mi., 1.5 hours
Take I-10 east 11 miles to exit 260 and merge onto I-19 south for 1.5 miles. Take exit 99 to west on Ajo Way (AZ-86). Stay on Ajo Way for 37 miles to left onto AZ-386 south. There is a visitor center, but only light snacks and drinks are available. Please keep your pipes quiet. The astronomers sleep during the day.
The Spanish Trail
The Spanish Trail loop is nice. You take Broadway or any other throughway to Houghton, head south on Houghton, and then take Spanish Trail loop all the way up. You turn just before Colosal cave and take a right or south and go through Vail. You can either take the freeway or go through vail and come back out on Houghton. 2 hour loop.
Ride to Mamouth
- Start out going southeast on N I-10 Frontage Rd/N Casa Grande Hwy toward N Starcommerce Way. (go 0.44 miles)
Turn slight left onto W Ina Rd.
- W Ina Rd is 0.3 miles past N Starcommerce Way
- If you are on N Casa Grande Hwy and reach W Walker Rd you've gone about 0.6 miles too far (go 5.26 miles)
Turn left onto N Oracle Rd/AZ-77 N. Continue to follow AZ-77 N.
- AZ-77 N is 0.1 miles past N Via Ponte
- Starbucks Coffee is on the corner
- If you reach N Yucca Via you've gone about 0.2 miles too far (go 38.34 miles)
Welcome to MAMMOTH, AZ.
- Your destination is just past E Kino St
- If you reach W Copper St you've gone a little too far (go 0 miles)
Traveling to Tucson? Check These Sites Out
Hungry? Gotta Stop Here!
Cafe Poca Cosa
This one is a little gem in Tucson. It has food you will not find anywhere else. Just amazing.
Also a Tucson only restaurant that is wonderful
Former President Bill Clinton LOVES this little place and has been here several times. They even have photos of him enjoying his meal inside the restaurant.
Lindy's At Redline Sports Grill
This is where we currently hold our Bike Nights. They are done for the summer will start up again when the weather cools off.
Gotta Tow? We Trust These Guys
We love these guys! Twisted Trailz offers guided motorcycle tour packages from 3 days to 1 week in duration to a ton of destinations in Arizona and other states. Some of the most incredible rides in the Southwest!