Recreation

The Coronado National Forest’s 15 Sky Island mountain ranges offer awesome scenery, diverse vegetation from deserts to conifer forests, and a wide variety of recreation settings from pristine wilderness to places with many amenities like visitor centers and campgrounds.  Millions of people visit the Coronado each year to sightsee and enjoy the great outdoors.  Some popular activities are hiking, camping, birdwatching, and visiting historic areas.  The Coronado also offers mountain bike trails, OHV areas, lakes for fishing and boating, equestrian facilities, and a ski area.

Trails

Hiker silhouetteThe Coronado maintains numerous hiking trails for both day hiking and backpacking. Check them out!

Frequently Asked Questions

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Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information

Recreation Conditions Report

 Area Name Status Area Conditions
Alder Picnic Area Open to Visitor
Arcadia Campground Open to Visitor
Box Elder Picnic Area Open to Visitor
Calabasas Group Site Open to Visitor
Carr Canyon Road #368 Scenic Drive Open to Visitor
Chihuahua Pine Picnic Area Open to Visitor
Control Road #38 Scenic Drive Closed to Visitor Flash Flood Danger
Cypress Picnic Area Open to Visitor
General Hitchcock Campground Open to Visitor
Gordon Hirabayashi Campground Closed to Visitor
Green Mountain Trail #21 Closed to Visitor Lower portion of trail is open.
Inspiration Rock Picnic Area Open to Visitor
Lakeview Campground Open to Visitor
Loma Linda Picnic Area Open to Visitor
Lower Sabino Picnic Area Open to Visitor Group sites closed due to Covid-19
Middle Bear Picnic Area Open to Visitor
Molino Basin Picnic Area Open to Visitor
Mt Lemmon Day Use Area Open to Visitor
Mt. Lemmon Ski Valley Open to Visitor
Palisades Ranger Residence Cabin Open to Visitor By reservation. Visit recreation.gov
Parker Canyon Lake Open to Visitor
Riggs Flat Campground Open to Visitor
Rose Canyon Campground Open to Visitor
Rose Canyon Lake Open to Visitor Opening and Closing are weather dependent. During the winter season the gate will be closed, walk-ins currently not allowed.
Sabino Canyon Recreation Area Open to Visitor FLASH FLOOD RISK SOME AREAS AND ACTIVITIES CLOSED Outdoors operations at Visitor Information Center. Sabino Canyon Crawler now open.
Spencer Canyon Campground Open to Visitor Opening and Closing are weather dependent. Please be advised that this campground is operated by a concessionaire and can close at any time in Oct. Please call 520-576-1492 for more info.
White Rock Campground Open to Visitor
Areas & Activities


https://www.fs.usda.gov/recmain/coronado/recreation