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Show Low, Arizona | Fool Hollow Lake Recreation Area

QUICK FACTS

  • Elevation [Fool Hollow Lake] – 6300 feet
  • Average lake temperature [June] – 67.6 degrees
  • Average temperature high [June] – 85 degrees
  • Average temperature low [June] – 53 degrees
  • Average precipitation [June] – 0.46″

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.

For a bit about the colorful backstory of Show Low, read our post HERE.

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

Google Map

Packet Pick-Up

PACKET PICK-UP – FOOL HOLLOW LAKE RECREATION AREA

Race number/goodie bag pick-up will take place at Fool Hollow Lake Recreation Area. For directions, click here.

PRE-RACE ORIENTATIONS

We will provide pre-race orientations for the various events. Please check the schedule of events (below) to find the right time and location of the orientation for your event.

If you have questions before arriving, then please check for details in your pre-race emails the week before the event, review the race packets linked below, view interactive TRIATHLON COURSE MAPS or RUNNING COURSE MAPS, or contact the team at racing@mountainmanevents.com.

  • You must provide photo ID to pick up your packet!
  • All multisport participants are required to have a USAT membership for this event. If you are not an annual member, you must purchase a one-day pass for $15 (if pre-registered online, you already paid this if you are not a member).
  • USAT members must provide proof of membership at packet pick-up or they will be required to purchase a one-day pass or renew their membership. If you have not yet received or have lost your card, you can view USAT’s website for info on how to get a new membership card. New members can also purchase membership online prior to the race during registration.

There is NO race-day registration, except youth tri and run races!! You must be pre-registered or register at the venue at least one day prior to your race.

Bikes are to be racked the morning of the event and must be racked at least 15 minutes prior to race start. You must place your bike on a rack, not leaning against a rack or the fencing. Chips will be distributed during packet pick-up.

You may enter the park for no charge when picking up your packet; however, if you plan to use the park at all to swim, run or ride, please be courteous and pay the one-day fee. There is no charge to enter the park for participants or spectators on race day; however, parking is limited to people who have purchased a VIP parking spot. Swimming before the race can only be done on the east side of the lake below the camping area!

Parking

ON-SITE PARKING IS LIMITED

Parking during packet pick-up is free in any of the lots in the day-use area. When entering, let the park official know that you are just there for packet pick-up. If you plan to stay and swim, bike, run, or explore, then please pay the park for a normal day-use pass.

For race day, 100 VIP parking passes will be sold for each day for $25 each on a first-come, first-serve basis. If interested, then PURCHASE HERE

Those with state-issued handicapped parking passes will also be able to park on-site.

All other athletes and spectators must park at our off-site location:

Show Low High School
1201 N Cougar Ln
Show Low, AZ 85901

Google Map

There will be shuttles running continuously throughout the day for participants.  This location is approximately 2.5 miles from the transition area and can be easily ridden by bike.  Participant drop-off will be allowed at the venue from 5:00 a.m. until 7:00 a.m.

View Shuttle Schedule

View Map from School to Fool Hollow Lake.

Deuces Wild Schedule of Events

FRIDAY-SUNDAY SCHEDULE

The Deuces Wild Endurance Festival has a lot of activities happening over race weekend! Packet Pick Up starts Friday, and all events are Saturday and Sunday.

Deuces Wild Endurance Festival Schedule

Friday
Time Activity Location
1 p.m. – 3 p.m. Off-Road Deuces Wild Course talk and pre-ride FHLRA – start at Meadowlark Ramada
3 p.m. – 7 p.m. Packet Pick-up/Registration FHLRA – Bluebird Ramada
4 p.m. – 4:45 p.m. DeuceMan & Olympic (incl. AquaBike) Pre-Race Meeting FHLRA – Meadowlark Ramada
Saturday
5:00 a.m. Transition Opens FHLRA
5:15 a.m. – 7:30 a.m. Late packet pick-up (DM, AB & Olympic only) – NO Race Registration FHLRA – Transition Area
5:30 a.m. – 7:30 a.m. Late packet pick-up (ALL RUN Races only) – Race Day Registration FHLRA – Bluebird Ramada
5:45 a.m. DeuceMan/AquaBike Transition Area closes FHLRA
6:00 a.m. DeuceMan Tri/AquaBike – Rolling start FHLRA – West Boat Ramp
7:00 a.m. Olympic Transition Area Closes FHLRA – Transition Area
7:10 a.m. DeuceMan Swim Course Closes FHLRA
7:15 a.m. Olympic Tri/Aquabike – Rolling start FHLRA – West Boat Ramp
7:45 a.m. 10K/Half-Marathon Start Start/Finish Line
8:00 a.m. 5K Start Start/Finish Line
8:25 a.m. Olympic Swim Course closes FHLRA
10:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Lunch Break FHLRA – Meadowlark Ramada
11:00 a.m. Olympic Awards Ceremony FHLRA – Meadowlark Ramada
12:00 p.m. All Triathlon Bike Courses Closed FHLRA
1:00 p.m. DeuceMan Awards Ceremony FHLRA – Meadowlark Ramada
3:00 p.m. All Courses Closed FHLRA
3:30 p.m. Youth Triathlon – Time Trial/Rolling start FHLRA – West Boat Ramp
3:50 p.m. Youth Triathlon – Time Trial/Rolling start FHLRA – West Boat Ramp
4:10 p.m. Youth Triathlon – Time Trial/Rolling start FHLRA – West Boat Ramp
1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Packet Pick-up/Registration (Youth Triathlon, Off-Road, Sprint, 8k Run) FHLRA – Bluebird Ramada
5:00 p.m.-5:30 p.m. Off-Road Pre-race Meeting FHLRA – Meadowlark Ramada
5:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Sprint Pre-race Meeting FHLRA – Bluebird Ramada
Sunday
5:30 a.m. Transition Opens FHLRA
5:30 a.m. – 6:30 a.m. Late packet pick-up (Off-Road and Sprint only) – NO Race Registration FHLRA – Bluebird Ramada
5:30 a.m. – 6:30 a.m. Late packet pick-up (8k Run only) – Race Day Registration FHLRA – Bluebird Ramada
6:15 a.m. Sprint Tri/AquaBike Transition Area closes FHLRA
6:30 a.m. Sprint Tri/Aquabike– Rolling start FHLRA – West Boat Ramp
6:45 a.m. 8k Trail Run Start FHLRA – Transition Area
7:30 a.m. Sprint Swim Course closes FHLRA
8:10 a.m. Off-Road Transition Area closes FHLRA
8:30 a.m. Off-Road Super Sprint – Time Trial/Rolling start FHLRA – West Boat Ramp
9:00 a.m. Off-Road Swim Super Sprint Swim Course Closes FHLRA
9:30 a.m. – noon Lunch FHLRA
9:30 a.m. Sprint Awards FHLRA – Meadowlark Ramada
10:00 Bike Courses Close FHLRA
10:15 a.m. Off-Road Super Sprint Awards FHLRA – Meadowlark Ramada
10:30 a.m. Run Courses Close FHLRA

2022 DEUCES WILD ENTRY FEES

The earlier you sign up the better. Early Bird prices are available until February 1st, then prices step up a little each month. The price range up to the day before the event is listed below. On-site registration is available at packet pickup, but no race day registration for triathlons.

DeuceMan Long Course Triathlon

  • DeuceMan Individual Age Group $190.00 – $260.00
  • DeuceMan Individual Aquabike $130.00 – $195.00
  • DeuceMan Relay $265.00 – $335.00
  • DeuceMan Clydesdale/Athena$190.00 – $260.00

Triathlon-Olympic

  • Olympic Individual Age Group $135.00 – $195.00
  • Olympic Individual Aquabike $110.00 – $170.00
  • Olympic Relay $195.00 – $265.00
  • Olympic Clydesdale/Athena $135.00 – $195.00

Triathlon-Youth/Kids Race

  • Youth/Kids Individual $40.00
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Running-Deuces Wild

  • Half Marathon $40.00 – $90.00
  • 10 km $30.00 – $60.00
  • 5 km $20.00 – $55.00
REGISTER – RUNS

Festival Combos are available for Both Days:

  • The Royal Flush: DM Half + Off-Road Super Sprint $225.00 – $320.00
  • The Full House: Olympic + Off-Road Super Sprint $170.00 – $270.00
  • The Flush: DM Half + Sprint $245.00 – $340.00
  • The Straight: Olympic + Sprint $200.00 – $285.00

Awards & Goodies

Finisher Medals: All participants who finish will receive authentic finisher medals.

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Overall Male and Female and Overall Masters (40 yrs+) Male and Female receive hand-crafted trophies.

Awards 3 deep in each Age Group (Except Aquabike, Cludesdale, Athena, and runs* – Male and Female

  • 19 and under
  • 20-24
  • 25-29
  • 30-34
  • 35-39
  • 40-44
  • 45-49
  • 50-54
  • 55-59
  • 60-64
  • 65-69
  • 70-74
  • 75-79
  • 80+
  • Clydesdale – 220 lbs and over [Sprint, Olympic & DeuceMan only]
  • Athena – 165 lbs and over [Sprint, Olympic & DeuceMan only]
  • Relays – Men’s, Women’s & Co-ed – 1st place only

*Aquabike, Clydesdale, Athena, and run events will be awarded overall 1st-3rd place male and female only, dependent upon number of participants. We reserve the right to award 1st place only if low participation, or add more awards if higher than expected participation.

Youth Awards

Top 3 Overall Boys AND Girls in each age group:

5-6 • 7-8 • 9-10 • 11-12 • 13-15

Goodies

T-shirt, post-race food, water, Gatorade.

Accommodations & Area Info

CAMPING INFORMATION

Camping at Fool Hollow Lake is available by reservations and IT WILL SELL OUT, so reserve early. Some great park resources are:

The following is the contact information for two additional camping sites in the area. Please call for information and reservations. Both are within reasonable travel distance to the race site.

Show Low Lake Campground
(928) 537-4126
Navajo County

Lakeside Campground
(877) 444-6777
(800) 280-CAMP
National Forest

FOOL HOLLOW LAKE RECREATION AREA

Imagine camping among 100-foot pine trees beside a quiet lake watching majestic great blue herons at a cool 6,300 feet in elevation. Year-round camping, fishing, picnicking, boating, and wildlife viewing opportunities make Fool Hollow Lake Recreation Area a very popular place. This 800-acre, cool, country recreation area with a 150-acre lake offers history, too.

The tiny town of Adair has long since been covered by the lake, but it was Thomas Jefferson Adair who was responsible for the name Fool Hollow. In 1885, Adair moved into the area with the intention of farming. The locals joked that only a fool would try and farm the place. The name stuck!

This state-of-the-art recreation area, located in the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest, opened in 1994 as a result of an innovative partnership between Arizona State Parks, the U.S. Forest Service, Arizona Game and Fish, the City of Show Low, and corporate sponsors Arizona Public Service and McCarty Construction Company.

For more information on the park, please visit the official Arizona State Parks website for the Fool Hollow Lake Recreation Area.

HOTEL INFORMATION

There is a list of local hotels available on the Show Low Chamber of Commerce website. All activities will be taking place at Fool Hollow Lake Recreation Area.

For USAT members, discounts on some hotels are available. For more information and to receive the code for the discounted rates, please log in to the USA Triathlon website and explore Member Benefits.

CONDOS/HOUSES

Cool Mountain Vacations has some great rental homes and condos very close to the race venue, and there are many home rental options available in the community. Check them out and make your stay a little more comfortable!

OTHER

The White Mountains are filled with other local accommodations. Cabins, condos, and bed n’ breakfasts will be available for stays. A little research might make your stay in the White Mountains a little more unique and enjoyable than a simple hotel room. We will leave the search up to you, but space is out there – especially if you plan early. Check out www.vrbo.com and search for Show Low – some of the closer neighborhoods are Bison Ridge, Torreon, and Sierra Pines.

For a bit about the colorful backstory of Show Low, read our post HERE.

Weather

Could be a little cool in the early morning: perfect for racing. Low 80’s for the high.

There are plenty of online resources to check the weather for the upcoming week, for example, The Weather Channel for Show Low, Arizona.

USAT

Remember that it is the athlete’s responsibility to know the course and the rules. Please make sure you review the “Most Commonly Violated Rules,” and if you would like to view the complete rulebook, you can view it here. Learn more HERE.

RACE DAY NUTRITION

Gatorade will provide on-course hydration. We will have Gatorade and water at all aid stations, and gel and salty snacks available at all run aid stations. Bike aid stations will have bottles of water and Gatorade, and gel at every one, and there will be salty snacks at the Olympic Distance bike aid / bike aid #4 for DeuceMan.

FINISH AREA

We are working on bringing food back to the venue this year. Details TBD. Athletes will be provided water, Gatorade, and snacks at the finish line. Cheer on athletes throughout the day and enjoy the beauty of the forest and lake. Please stay aware and out of the way of athletes finishing.

BIKE SHIPPING

Cycle Mania is happy to provide bike services to those wishing to ship their bike to the race. Conveniently located in Show Low, Cycle Mania is a full-service road and mountain bike shop and can unpack, build, breakdown, and repack your bike for you. Please contact them directly at 928-537-8812 for more information.

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