Viewing Plants

The unique transition of plants found here is influenced by the soils, geology and climate of the forest’s mountains and valleys.  Follow the links below to find sites with an emphasis on plant research and interpretation.  There are also a couple of scenic drives with elevation changes that take visitors from the desert to the pines and everything inbetween.  

Collage of various plants that grow on the forest including cactus, flowers, and tall pines

Viewing Plants Areas

  • Bradshaw Ranger District area description
  • Highlands Center for Natural History
  • Chino Valley Ranger District area description
  • Walnut Creek Center for Education and Research
  • Verde Ranger District area description
  • Verde Canyon Railroad
Areas & Activities