Santa Catalina Ranger District

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

Tucson, AZ

Located adjacent to Tucson, the Santa Catalina Ranger District is the most heavily visited part of the Coronado National Forest. The Catalina Highway (Sky Island Scenic Byway) winds nearly to the top of 9,157 foot Mt. Lemmon, providing paved access to trailheads, campgrounds, picnic areas and a ski area. The Santa Catalinas are also home to Sabino Canyon and the 56,933 acre Pusch Ridge Wilderness area.

For information about road conditions on Mount Lemmon Highway call 520-547-7510.

For information about the Sabino Canyon Shuttle: Sabino Canyon Crawler

For information about concession-operated campgrounds:

  • Spencer Canyon Campground 520-576-1492. 
  • Rose Canyon Lake Campground 520-576-3091 or 520-576-1477.   
  • Whitetail Campground 520-576-9198. 
  • Showers Point Campground 520-576-1325.

You can reserve campsite and/or group areas at these sites at Please note that InterAgency and Coronado National Forest passes are not valid at these sites.

For information on guided nature walks, hikes, children's programs, family activities, and school field trips: go to Sabino Canyon Volunteer Naturalists.


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