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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 amenities in the form of 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.

 

Recreation Map

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Recreation Conditions Report

Area Name Status Area Conditions
Alder Picnic Area Open Open
Arcadia Campground Open Open
Box Elder Picnic Area Open Open
Calabasas Group Site Open Open
Carr Canyon Road #368 Scenic Drive Open Open High-clearance recommended beyond Clark Spring Trailhead. Road closes seasonally (approximately December 15 to March 15) for snow, flooding, or fire danger. Contact the ranger station at (520) 378-0311 for current conditions.
Chihuahua Pine Picnic Area Open Open
Control Road #38 Scenic Drive Open Open Flash Flood Danger
Cypress Picnic Area Open Open
General Hitchcock Campground Open Open
Gordon Hirabayashi Campground Closed Closed
Green Mountain Trail #21 Open Open Lower portion of trail is open.
Huachuca Peak Trail #121 Open Open The peak is within Fort Huachuca and the area is sometimes used for military maneuvers, which can include the firing of live ammunition. This area is off-limits to travelers.
Inspiration Rock Picnic Area Open Open
Lakeview Campground Temporarily Closed Temporarily Closed Lakeview Campground will be inaccessible due to road construction from 9/26/2022 – 9/30/2022 and from 10/17/2022 – 10/21/2022.
Loma Linda Picnic Area Open Open
Lower Sabino Picnic Area Open Open Group sites closed due to Covid-19
Middle Bear Picnic Area Open Open
Molino Basin Picnic Area Open Open
Mt Lemmon Day Use Area Open Open Road conditions and the most current information can be found on the road closure hotline: (520) 547-7510
Mt. Lemmon Ski Valley Open Open Road conditions and the most current information can be found on the road closure hotline: (520) 547-7510
Palisades Ranger Residence Cabin Open Open By reservation. Visit recreation.gov
Parker Canyon Lake Temporarily Closed Temporarily Closed Parker Canyon Lake will be inaccessible by vehicle due to road construction from 9/26/2022 – 9/30/2022 and from 10/17/2022 – 10/21/2022.
Pena Blanca Lake Open Open Levels of contaminants, including mercury, might be present in the lake and are not routinely monitored.
Riggs Flat Campground Open Open
Rock Bluff Group Site Temporarily Closed Temporarily Closed Rock Bluff Group Site will be inaccessible due to road construction from 9/26/2022 – 9/30/2022 and from 10/17/2022 – 10/21/2022.
Rose Canyon Campground Open Open
Rose Canyon Lake Open Open Opening and Closing are weather dependent. During the winter season, the gate will be closed, walk-ins allowed for fishing.  Restrooms are currently being demolished and reconstructed. Restrooms near the lake will be available during construction, except when the crane is in use for public safety reasons. Lake visitors may use restrooms located within the Rose Canyon Campground. The closest restroom to the lake is located in the Bear Flats loop. Visitors should expect to hear noise during construction in the daylight hours. Parking will be limited.
Sabino Canyon Recreation Area Open Open Starting Wednesday, 8/3/2022, buffelgrass, natal grass, and fountain grass will be point sprayed with a blue-dyed herbicide called glyphosate in the Cobblestone, Bear Canyon, and Sabino Canyon areas. Visitors are asked to please avoid the areas where these invasive plants are being sprayed. All trails and roads will remain open during this time.
Sollers Cabin Open Open
Spencer Canyon Campground Open Open 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 Open

Recreation Areas