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.
Welcome to the Coronado National Forest
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
Immerse yourself in the history, adventure and breathtaking landscapes of the American West. Nestled in the scenic Santa Rita Mountains near Sonoita, 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.
Heritage History and Culture
An overview of the Heritage of the Coronado Forest.
Historical Photos on the Coronado
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.