The Arizona Xtreme Desert Triathlon returns to Saguaro Lake for its 8th year! The scenery on this course is breathtaking. Held in and around Saguaro Lake, nestled in the Tonto National Forest.
Arizonas Xtreme Desert Triathlon will be held in conjunction with The Saguaro Man Road Triathlon.
Swim in the calm waters of Saguaro Lake, this point to point swim travels from Key Hole Recreation area to Butcher Jones Cove along the majestic cliff walls on the north side of the lake.Water temperature is expected to be in the mid 60s. Wetsuits, while not mandatory, are encouraged.
Bike out of the transition area and head up a 1000 foot climb to the mesa overlooking the Saguaro Lake. The course will continue to gently climb out of the lake area into the Rolls (named this for a good reason). Once you turn west on this course its smooth sailing all the way to the transition at Saguaro Lake Ranch Resort.
This 5.5 mile trail run is as beautifully scenic as it is tough. The run begins and ends at Saguaro Lake Ranch Resort.
From Phoenix: Take I-10 east to the Loop 202 freeway east. Exit Country Club (Highway 87) and go northeast to Bush Highway. Second right, (two miles) is the entrance to Butcher Jones Cove. Turn left and the race site is two miles down that road.
From Scottsdale: Take the Loop 101 south to the Loop 202 freeway east. Exit Country Club (Highway 87) and go northeast to Bush Highway. Second right, (two miles) is the entrance to Butcher Jones Cove. Turn left and the race site is two miles down that road.
All athletes must park at Water Users Parking approximately a 14 mile south of Stewart Dam Rd.
There is no race day parking at Butcher Jones Cove or Saguaro Lake Ranch Resort.
Parking is $6 and athletes are responsible for purchasing and displaying their parking pass.