Sky Islands

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.

Discover Places

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.

  • Recreation

    bike on trail on the a-s national forest

    Camping, hiking, birdwatching, visiting historic areas, exploring the wilderness. There's something for everyone!

  • Find Your Way

    trail on the A-S national forest

    Maps for every need, the way you want them:
    Interactive, Print, Downloadable.

  • Passes/Permits

    view up through birch trees

    Purchase your passes and permits online or at your destination.

  • Caring for the Land

    two mexican spotted owl fledgling perch in tree

    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

(https://fts360overwatch.com)