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
Babad Do’ag Trail #705 Open to Visitor
Bog Springs Campground Open to Visitor
Box Elder Picnic Area Open to Visitor
Carr Canyon Road #368 Scenic Drive Open to Visitor
Chihuahua Pine Picnic Area Open to Visitor
Cochise Stronghold Campground Closed to Visitor
Control Road #38 Scenic Drive Closed to Visitor Closed due to Fire Conditions
Cypress Picnic Area Open to Visitor
General Hitchcock Campground Open to Visitor
Gordon Hirabayashi Campground Closed to Visitor Day Use Available
Half Moon Ranch Closed to Visitor
Inspiration Rock Picnic Area Open to Visitor
Kent Springs Cabin   
Kentucky Camp Cabin   
Lakeview Campground Open to Visitor
Lemmon Rock Trail #12 Open to Visitor
Loma Linda Picnic Area Open to Visitor
Lower Sabino Picnic Area Closed to Visitor
Madera Canyon Picnic Area Open to Visitor
Middle Bear Picnic Area Open to Visitor
Molino Basin Picnic Area Open to Visitor
Mount Lemmon Trail #5 Open to Visitor
Mt Lemmon Day Use Area Closed to Visitor
Mt. Lemmon Ski Valley Open to Visitor
Palisades Ranger Residence Cabin Closed to Visitor Closed indefinitely to protect public health and align with state and local measures to contain the COVID-19 outbreak. Visit www.fs.usda.gov/goto/r3/safety for more information.
Parker Canyon Lake Open to Visitor
Portal Bunkhouse Closed to Visitor
Riggs Flat Campground Open to Visitor
Rose Canyon Campground Closed to Visitor Closed due to Bighorn Fire
Sabino Canyon Recreation Area Open to Visitor Visitor Center Closed
Sabino Canyon Trail #23 Open to Visitor
Shaw House Closed to Visitor
Soldier Trail #53 Open to Visitor
Spencer Canyon Campground Closed to Visitor Closed due to Bighorn Fire. 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