National Forests and Grasslands

Quick Facts

  • 20.6 million total acres
  • 56,000 miles of roads
  • 6,000 passenger car miles
  • 2,750 miles streams
  • 37,900 acres of lakes
  • 25% of fishing habitat in the State of New Mexico
  • 50% of fishing habitat in the State of Arizona
  • 9,750 miles of trails
  • 2.7 million acres of Wilderness
  • 600+ camping areas
  • 82,500 acres dedicated to Alpine skiing
  • 45 ski lifts/tramways


National Forests and Grasslands

Kaibab National Forest Coconino National Forest Prescott National Forest Tonto National Forest Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests Coronado National Forest Carson National Forest Santa Fe National Forest Cibola National Forest Lincoln National Forest Gila National Forest Cibola National Grasslands


Eleven National Forests

Arizona New Mexico

Apache-Sitgreaves - (East-Central Arizona) • 2 million acres • 450 miles of rivers & streams

Coconino - (Northern Arizona) • 1.8 million acres • Elevations to 12,643 feet

Coronado - (Southern Arizona) • 1.7 million acres • Elevations from 3,000 to 10,000 feet • 8 wilderness areas

Kaibab - (Northwestern Arizona) • 1.6 million acres • Elevations from 5,500 to 10,418 feet • 4 wilderness areas

Prescott - (Central Arizona) 1.25 million acres • 8 wilderness area

Tonto - (Central Arizona) • 2.9 million acres • Elevations from 1,300 to 8,000 feet • 8 wilderness areas • One of the Nation's top 10 visited forests

Carson - (Northern New Mexico) • 1.5 million acres • Elevations from 6,000 to 13,161 feet • 6 wilderness areas

Cibola - (Central New Mexico) • 1.6 million acres • Elevations from 5.000 to 11,000 feet • 4 wilderness areas • 3 national grasslands (North-Eastern New Mexico, West Oklahoma, and Northwest Texas)

Gila - (Southwestern New Mexico) • 3.3 million acres • Elevations to 11,000 feet • 3 wilderness areas • 6th largest forest in the continental U.S.

Lincoln - (South Central and Eastern New Mexico) • 1.1 million acres • Elevations from 4,000 to 11,500 feet • 2 wilderness areas • Birthplace of Smokey Bear

Santa Fe - (North-Central New Mexico) • 1.6 million acres • Elevations from 5,300 to 13,103 feet • 4 wilderness areas