Wilderness on the Coronado National Forest
There are eight designated wildernesses on the Coronado National Forest totaling 338,318 acres (approximately 19 percent of the forest). Wilderness provides a wide variety of opportunities for exploration, solitude, challenge, and primitive recreation. A system of trails provides visitors with access into wilderness.
|Wilderness Area||Acres||Ecosystem Management Area|
|Miller Peak Wilderness||20,238||Hauchuca|
|Mount Wrightson Wilderness||25,121||Santa Rita|
|Pusch Ridge Wilderness||56,928||Santa Catalina|
|Rincon Mountain Wilderness||36,928||Santa Catalina|
|Santa Teresa Wilderness||26,891||Santa Teresa|
In wilderness there are no roads; the only travel permitted is by foot or horseback. Wilderness offers the Coronado’s richest concentration of quiet places, with sights and sounds of humankind substantially unnoticeable. Developments are rare and those that exist offer a glimpse of past cultures and traditional land uses.
Please follow these simple points to maintain our wilderness:
- Motorized vehicles are not permitted in the wilderness.
- Mechanized equipment (including mountain bikes) may not be used in the wilderness.
- Leave no trace of your visit.
Alerts & Warnings
- CNF Stage II Fire Restrictions Terminated
- Bighorn Fire Trails Closure 03-05-05-22-021
- Douglas Ranger District Twin Spotted Rattlesnake Closure 03-05-01-22-023
- Santa Catalina Ranger District Control Road Closure #03-05-22-029
- Bear Wallow Closure Order: 03-05-05-22-025