Coronado National Forest


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Coronado National Forest

Address:300 W Congress St
Tucson, AZ 85701

Phone:520-388-8300
Fax:520-388-8305
Web: www.fs.fed.us/r3/coronado
Size: 1,780,196 acres.
Location:Southeastern Arizona. Accessible by US 80, 89, and 191; AZ 82. Nearby cities/towns include Benson, Bisbee, Douglas, Nogales, Patagonia, Safford, Tombstone, Tucson, and Wilcox.
Facilities:Visitor centers, 32 campgrounds, dispersed camping, 31 picnic sites, trails, scenic drives, OHV area, 8 wilderness areas.
Activities:Camping, hunting, fishing, boating, hiking, mountain biking, ORV riding, skiing, spelunking, rock climbing.
Special Features:Forest protects 12 mountain ranges (Arizona's "sky islands"), which offer an unusual range of climates and vegetation, affording swimming and skiing opportunities just 40 miles apart. Mount Lemmon, just 25 miles northeast of downtown Tucson, is the southernmost ski area in the continental United States.

See other parks in Arizona.
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A small number of retirees own cabins, built on the edge of Coronado National Forest, through a program allowing ownership of recreational cabins on Forest Service land.
In southern Arizona, a fire covers around 29,000 acres of the Coronado National Forest south of Tucson, the (http://tucson.
Surrounded by the Coronado National Forest in Arizona's Cochise County, the hoodoos are the centerpiece of this ecological and geographical marvel.
In preparation of the supplemental biological assessment, the Coronado National Forest will work with Augusta subsidiary Rosemont Copper Co.
The current champ hails surprisingly from the Pinaleno Mountains of southeastern Arizona, a vertically prominent range in Coronado National Forest known as a sky island because of its botanical isolation amidst the desert valleys that surround it.
Among their topics are the Canadian experience with regulating and planning for cumulative effects, quantifying cumulative effects, cumulative effects on scenic quality in the Coronado National Forest, cumulative effects of human activities on barren-ground caribou, freshwater fishes, and sage-grouse and energy development.
In the early 2000s, I saw a couple run across the road on the Gray Ranch just short of the Coronado National Forest boundary.
As a result, her appeal was dismissed without a decision, she was given a 30-day suspension for disloyalty, and she was given a directed reassignment from the Tongass, forcing her to move to the Mexican border near the Coronado National Forest or to resign.
The fire, which began in the Ventana Canyon on June 17, swiftly spread uphill through the Coronado National Forest, burning approximately 84,750 acres.
The bighorns declined and eventually disappeared from their last Tucson stronghold as homes, office buildings, shopping malls, and roads were built up to the boundaries of Coronado National Forest and other Santa Catalina preserves.
During a visit to Arizona's Coronado National Forest near the border, Tancredo examined some of the damage wrought by the Mexican invasion.
Found almost exclusively in the Coronado National Forest in southern Arizona, this little bird seems to be holding its own.