Santa Catalina Ranger District


Area Status: 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 Recreation.gov. 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.

 

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information

Activities

Road Cycling

Areas for Road Cycling at Santa Catalina Ranger District

Campground Camping

Areas for Campground Camping at Santa Catalina Ranger District

RV Camping

Areas for RV Camping at Santa Catalina Ranger District

Group Camping

Areas for Group Camping at Santa Catalina Ranger District

Dispersed Camping

Areas for Dispersed Camping at Santa Catalina Ranger District

Cabin Rentals

Areas for Cabin Rentals at Santa Catalina Ranger District

Lake and Pond Fishing

Areas for Lake and Pond Fishing at Santa Catalina Ranger District

Day Hiking

Areas for Day Hiking at Santa Catalina Ranger District

Backpacking

Areas for Backpacking at Santa Catalina Ranger District

Horse Camping

Areas for Horse Camping at Santa Catalina Ranger District

Visitor Centers

Areas for Visitor Centers at Santa Catalina Ranger District

Skiing/Snowboarding

Areas for Skiing/Snowboarding at Santa Catalina Ranger District

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities

Location

 
  Latitude : 
32.4275

  Longitude : 
-110.708