• Great views of canyon walls. 
  • Close to Saguaro Lake, another great painting location.
  • Make sure you have a Tonto Pass (available from the Circle K in Fountain Hills).

Route A. From Fountain Hills:

From the intersection of Shea and 87 go North.  This is a left turn if you are going east on Shea. Follow 87 about 8 miles to Bush Hwy.

Turn right (east) on Bush Hwy.,  (overpass exit) and proceed past the Marina and the cliffs (Water Usage Area).

Just past the bridge, on the left side, is a parking area, a gate, and a large sign.  This is the entrance to Bulldog.

Route B.  From the south or the west.

Take Route 202 east to Power Road.

From the intersection of 202 and Power Road, turn left (north).

Power Road becomes Bush Highway.  Follow this to the entrance, a gravel parking area on the right.  If you  go over the bridge you went too far.


You need Bulldog permits if you plan to drive in.  You should get them anyway.  This is a free 6 month permit with gate codes.  Permits for Bulldog are available online (Tonto National Forest) or from the ranger station at 5140 E. Ingram St., Mesa Az. 480.610-3300.  You can obtain them online.