Welcome to the Coronado National Forest
The Coronado National Forest spans sixteen scattered mountain ranges or "sky islands" rising dramatically from the desert floor, supporting plant communities as biologically diverse as those encountered on a trip from Mexico to Canada.
Experience all four seasons during a single day's journey. Enjoy spectacular views from the mountains, wander through the desert among the giant saguaro cactus and colorful wildflowers in the morning, linger over lunch beside a mountain stream or lake, and play in the snow all before the days end.
Camping, hiking, birdwatching, visiting historic areas, exploring the wilderness. There's something for everyone!
Maps for every need, the way you want them:
Interactive, Print, Downloadable.
Purchase your passes and permits online or at your destination.
The Coronado National Forest manages public lands brimming with natural resources and diverse wildlife. Challenges include removing invasive plant species in unique native ecosystems to protect these areas from fire and preserve resources for native plants and animals.
Live Footage from Mt. Bigelow near Tucson, AZ
Forest Service Alerts Public to Safety Concerns Due to Unauthorized Activities Along the Border
Release Date: Nov 30, 2022
Santa Catalina Ranger District Trail Planning
Public feedback is needed on the future of recreational trails in the Santa Catalina Ranger District including Mount Lemmon, along the Catalina Highway, and in the Pusch Ridge Wilderness.
Immerse yourself in the history, adventure, and breathtaking landscapes of the American West. Kentucky Camp has a rich history and provides many recreation opportunities.
RAC Project Selections
These projects will promote community engagement, partnerships, and collaboration both on National Forest System lands and non-federal land.
Survey Crews Onsite
The National Visitor Use Monitoring (NVUM) survey is being conducted on the Coronado National Forest through September 30, 2022.