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  • Richard McKee Finger Rock Trailhead

    photo of trailhead7119 N. Alvernon Way
    Tucson, AZ 85718
    LON: -110.91010811000
    LAT: 32.33612135000

    A 35-vehicle lot at the northern end of Alvernon Way provides access to the Finger Rock, Pontatoc Ridge, and Pontatoc Canyon Trails in the Coronado National Forest. This very popular trailhead fills quickly on weekends and holidays. Open dawn to dusk. Dogs not permitted on trails.

    Richard McKee Finger Rock Trailhead Guidelines

    Outdoor Activities

    • Hiking
    • Trail running



    Who was Richard McKee?

    Richard (Dick) McKee (1956-1999) was from Hammond, Indiana. While in the Midwest he earned a bachelor’s degree in secondary education from the University of Iowa. In 1989 he received a law degree from the University of Arizona. He served as Deputy County Attorney with the Civil Division of the Pima County Attorney’s Office where he practiced in the areas of environmental enforcement and tort defense. Dick McKee also participated in negotiations to bring the Chicago White Sox to Tucson for spring training. He was a strong advocate for the environment and this passion propelled him to be the conservation chair of the Rincon Group of the Sierra Club, and a member of the Buffers Committee that worked to limit construction around Saguaro National Park and other preserves. He was one of the founding members of Save the Scenic Santa Ritas, an organization that works to preserve the Santa Rita Mountains.
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