Recreation activities that can be enjoyed on the Coronado Forest are nearly as diverse as the people who come to visit. Most popular are hiking, camping, birding, horseback riding, picnicking, sightseeing, and visiting historic areas.

Fishing and boating are available but limited in this arid land, while opportunities for the sport of mountain biking are growing. Winter sports are possible in the higher elevations. In the Santa Catalina Ranger District on top of Mt. Lemmon.  The Mt. Lemmon Ski Valley is the southernmost ski area in the continental United States.

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information

Recreation Conditions Report

 Area Name Status Area Conditions
Palisades Visitor Center Closed to Visitor Closed indefinitely to protect public health and align with state and local measures to contain the COVID-19 outbreak. Visit for more information.
Areas & Activities