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Venue and Directions

Quick Facts

  • Elevation [Fool Hollow Lake] - 6300 feet
  • Average lake temperature [June] - 67.6 degrees
  • Average temperature high [Sept] - 79 degrees
  • Average temperature low [Sept] - 51 degrees
  • Average precipitation [Sept] - 1.78"

Show Low

Show Low is located in the Northeastern part of Arizona in Navajo County on U.S. 60, a short and scenic 3 hour drive from the Phoenix area and a 3 hour drive from Tucson. It is nestled in the tall pines of the Rim Country, 47 miles south of Holbrook and U.S. 40.
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Directions to Show Low and Fool Hollow

From southern areas of the Phoenix Metropolitan area - Take US-60 East to Globe. Continue on US-60 / AZ-77 once in Globe and take it all the way to Show Low. US-60 continues on through Show Low as Deuce of Clubs, but the turnoff to Fool Hollow is at AZ-260. Take AZ-260 North to Old Linden Road. Along AZ-260 you will see the brown sign for the Fool Hollow turn. Take a right on Old Linden Road and then a left on Fool Hollow Lake Road to the park entrance.

From northern areas of the Phoenix Metropolitan area - Take Shea Blvd East through Fountain Hills until you hit AZ-87 (Beeline Hwy) and turn left. Continue North on AZ-87 towards Payson. When you hit Payson, turn right onto US-260 and follow that East to Show Low. To get to Fool Hollow, turn left onto Old Linden Road and then left onto Fool Hollow Lake Road to the park entrance. To get into Show Low, continue on US-260 until it ends and turn left onto US-60 / Deuce of Clubs, which is the main drag in Show Low.

From Tucson - Take AZ-77 through Oracle towards Globe. Turn left onto AZ-70 and then turn right at the light in Globe onto US-60/AZ-77 and take it all the way to Show Low. US-60 continues on through Show Low as Deuce of Clubs, but the turnoff to Fool Hollow is at AZ-260. Take AZ-260 North to Old Linden Road. Along US-260 you will see the brown sign for the Fool Hollow turn. Take a right on Old Linden Road and then a left on Fool Hollow Lake Road to the park entrance.


Fool Hollow Lake Recreation Area

The  Deuces Wild Triathlon Festival will be held at the Fool Hollow Lake Recreation Area. For information on the park and its rules, please visit the official Arizona State Parks website for the Fool Hollow Lake Recreation Area.

1500 Fools Hollow Rd, Show Low, AZ 85901


The Deuces Wild Triathlon Festival includes Long Course, Olympic, Sprint and XTERRA triathlon events, as well as a YOUTH TRIATHLON, so it truly is a family event! The White Mountains offer a cool reprieve from the hotter temperatures experienced in other parts of Arizona, and showcase some breathtaking scenery throughout the courses. Need more reasons to come race with us? A portion of proceeds from the events go to charity, and we are also a green event! All races will be sanctioned by USAT and are made possible with the cooperation of Arizona State Parks, the City of Show Low, the US Forest Service and ADOT.

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