Directions and Lodging

Location:

3C Ranch Headquarters  
36033 S Mt Lemmon Rd.
Oracle, AZ 85623

Directions:

From Tucson:
• North Oracle Road (Route 77) - 25 Miles
• Turn Right on American Ave. - 2.3 Miles
• Turn Right on East Mt. Lemmon Highway - 2.3 Miles
• Keep Right on S. Mt. Lemmon Rd. - 5 Miles, Destination is on the left.

From Phoenix:
•Take I-10 E to AZ-187/AZ-387  - 37.2 Miles
•Take AZ-79 S to W American Ave in Oracle
• Turn Right on American Ave. - 2.3 Miles
• Turn Right on East Mt. Lemmon Highway - 2.3 Miles
• Keep Rtight on S. Mt. Lemmon Rd. - 5 Miles, Destination is on the left.

Camping & Lodging:

3C Ranch Headquarters - Main Event Venue (36033 S Mt Lemmon Rd., Oracle, AZ, 85623)
Lodging: The 3C Ranch offers 4 newly remodeled ranch houses that accommodate 4-6 guests and the main 8 bedroom ranch house that can accommodate groups up to 18 guests. Reservations can be made online via their website. Breakfast buffet available in the 3C Ranch main clubhouse on Sunday morning for a nominal fee. 

Camping: The 3C Ranch is the ultimate venue for tent camping located on lush grassy areas within the venue grounds. For only $25 this price includes all passengers in the vehicle for the entire weekend! Conveniently close to start/finish area, food/coffee vendors and beer garden Friday & Saturday, main stage with live music on Saturday, portable restrooms, hand-washing stations, water, and trash receptacles throughout the weekend. Breakfast buffet available in the 3C Ranch main clubhouse on Sunday morning for a nominal fee. Camping reservations can be made on-line at the MLGG website located in our store and/or during the registration process.  

Hay Creek Ranch - Main Event RV/Trailer Park (35019 S Mt Lemmon Rd, Oracle, AZ 85623) 
Located adjacent to the 3C Ranch Headquarters Main Event Venue just a 2 minute walk and less than 30 second bike ride, this RV Park offers Pull-through RV Sites with Full Hook-ups (water, electric, sewer), Community Club House w/ Full Kitchen, Bathrooms w/ Showers and Laundry Facilities. Full Hook-ups $27/day, and Primitive Site $16/day. 

Arizona Zipline Adventures (35406 S Mt Lemmon Rd, Oracle, AZ, 85623)
Located just a 1/2 mile north (before) the 3C Ranch, there's plenty of room for dry RV, tent and car camping for the entire weekend. Only $10 per night.  Camp site amenities include: Access to indoor Bathroom Facilities w/ Showers, Fresh Water, Community Fire Pit. NO open fires allowed!!! Garbage and Recycling Receptacles as well as access to Peppersauce Kitchen Restaurant & General Store!!!​​

Peppersauce Campground (S Mt Lemmon Rd, Oracle, AZ 85623)
The campground is located 1.2 miles south (past) the 3C Ranch (1.7 miles south (past) Arizona Zipline Adventures and 1.2 miles south (past) Hay Creek Ranch). This Coronado National Forest campground features picnic tables, water spigot and pit toilets. Campsites cannot be reserved in advance. $10 per night. 
"Located along the Control Road up Mt. Lemmon’s north slope, this campground is tucked away in a shallow, tree-filled canyon cut by Peppersauce Creek through rolling foothills covered with grass, oaks and yucca. Campsites at Peppersauce are spread throughout a creekside oasis of enormous Arizona sycamores and Arizona walnut trees that cast deep shade in summer and a touch of color in autumn.
With its picturesque vegetation and dramatic setting at the foot of Mt. Lemmon, this is an outstanding area for enjoying an afternoon picnic or a weekend campout. But while you’re here, you’ll want to keep an eye on your hot sauce. This canyon was named by prospector Alex McKay, who camped here in about 1880 and reported that his hot sauce came up missing. The perpetrator (if there was one) has yet to be apprehended."

Coronado National Forest
Dispersed camping on the forest is free and there are dozens of excellent sites just off the many forest roads in the area. Most require high-clearance and/or 4WD. Some of the best sites can be found west of Mt. Lemmon Control Road off Forest Roads 29 and 4472.

Oracle State Park (3820 Wildlife Dr, Oracle, AZ 85623)
Located 6 miles north (before) the 3C Ranch, this State Park campground features picnic tables, water spigot and pit toilets. Campsites can be reserved in advance.  
Oracle State Park is a 4,000 acre wildlife refuge in the northern foothills of the Catalina Mountains. The park offers day-use picnic areas and over 15 miles of trails for use by hikers, mountain bikers and equestrians. A section of the Arizona Trail crosses through the park. And it is a designated International Dark Sky Park.  

Explore Oracle and "Find the Adventure You Seek!" by checking out the Visit Oracle website for more information on where to stay within the Community of Oracle: https://www.visitoracle.org/

October 26th- Traffic Control & Restrictions: 
South Mt Lemmon Road is the only road leading to the 3C Ranch and beyond to the Peppersauce Campground (1.2 miles past the 3C Ranch) so please drive with caution and be on the lookout for bikes! 

The Mt Lemmon Gravel Grinder start times range from 7:00 am-7:45 am and utilize S Mt Lemmon Road heading towards Peppersauce Campground.  
For the safety and enjoyment of the Ride Start the road will be closed for 1.2 miles (south) from the 3C Ranch to Peppersauce Campground starting at 7:00 am-approx. 8:00 am (1 hour).  The road will be closed to vehicular traffic during this time.   

If you are participating in the Ride, please allow extra time to arrive safely and be able to park and ride your bike the start line staging area located at 3C Ranch Headquarters.  We highly recommend arriving on Friday the day before when the event festivities kick-off.  No one needs the extra stress in the morning day of the event!  

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