Welcome to the Southwestern Region


Bear Safety Information Syphon Draw in the Superstition Wilderness - Tonto National Forest White Mountain Wilderness - Lincoln National Forest Truchas Peak in the Pecos Wilderness - Santa Fe National Forest Kanab Creek Wilderness - Kaibab National Forest Aspen tree, Carson National Forest A Rosy Fitch sitting on a tree branch, Sandia Crest, Cibola National Forest Tusayan Elk, Kaibab National Forest Early morning mist rising off of Quemado Lake, Gila National Forest Six Videos on Restoration Concepts for Southwestern frequent-fire forests

The Southwestern Region is 20.6 million acres. There are six national forests in Arizona, five national forests and a national grassland in New Mexico, and one national grassland each in Oklahoma and the Texas panhandle.The region ranges in elevation from 1,600 feet above sea level and an annual rain fall of 8 inches in Arizona's lower Sonoran Desert to 13,171-foot high Wheeler Peak and over 35 inches of precipitation a year in northern New Mexico.  map of forest locations »


Summer Recreation in the Eastern Region

Green Mountain Valley

Summer is officially here – time to get outdoors and explore all that your national forests have to offer!

National Trails Day 2016

Rattlesnake Cliffs Trail

What better way to celebrate National Trails Day on June 4 then exploring this or one of many other amazing trails in the Eastern Region.

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