The Coronado National Forest is located in southeastern Arizona and southwestern New Mexico.
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Coronado National Forest

Powers Cabin Pusch Ridge Wilderness Ramsey Canyon

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Recent News


Three Campgrounds are Open in the Winter on the Santa Catalina Ranger District

Mt Lemmon Highway

Two campgrounds remain open during the winter season on Mt. Lemmon.  Molino Basin Campground and Gordon Hirabayashi (Prison Camp).  Mt. Lemmon Road Condition phone number is 520-547-7510.  Peppersauce Campground is another camping option but is located behind the Santa Catalina Mountains through the town of Oracle.  Control Road is now closed and will open back up early April. 

Coronado Recreation Fee Program Annual and Day Passes Are Now Available

Click Coronado Permits to purchase a Coronado day or annual pass. Passes for day use are available at a cost of $5.00 and annual use passes cost $20.00. Each pass purchase will be charged an additional $1.95 convenience fee. Once the transaction is complete passes may be printed from the purchaser’s home. Day Use Passes may be ordered in advance for pre-planned outings through on-line purchase, to be printed before the actual visit. On-line purchases can be made with a debit or credit card. Printing a pass does not require any special software. An added safety measure for purchasers is that if passes are misplaced they can be reprinted. Annual Passes would be re-printable at any time as long as the pass remains valid. When accessing the website, purchasers should be prepared with the license plate number(s) of vehicles they wish to purchase passes for, as they will be printed on the passes for display...

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National Forest Watershed Conditions

The Watershed Condition Framework establishes a new consistent, comparable, and credible process for improving the health of watersheds on national forests and grasslands. 


Sabino Canyon Guided Lizard Walks

The Sabino Canyon Naturalists and the Forest Service are pleased to announce the beginning of this year's schedule for the always popular activity of lizard watching in Sabino Canyon.  &...

Historical Photos on the Coronado

Lower Sabino Canyon Recreation, 1937


View a sample of photographs from the early days of the Coronado.  Photos show early rangers, ranger stations, and Forest activities from by-gone days.


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  • Current Coronado Schedule of Proposed Actions
    The current SOPA Report contains a list of proposed actions that will begin or are currently undergoing environmental analysis and documentation.
  • Forest Plan
    The current Coronado National Forest Plan was implemented in 1986.