CORONADO NATIONAL FOREST
1,780,196 acres. Consisting of a number of separate tracts in southeast Arizona, this scenic National Forest includes twelve mountain ranges. The highest peak is 10,717-foot Mount Graham, with many other mountains over 9,000 feet.
Terrain here is often rugged, with canyons and cliffs, rocky outcroppings and pinnacles. Coronado also has some lakes, streams, and forests of spruce, pine, and fir. Among the wildlife are deer, pronghorn, black bear, bighorn sheep, mountain lion, and bobcat.
There are eight designated wilderness areas: the 87,700-acre Chiricahua Wilderness, the 76,000-acre Galiuro Wilderness, the 57,000-acre Pusch Ridge Wilderness, the 38,600-acre Rincon Mountain Wilderness, the 26,780-acre Santa Teresa Wilderness, the 25,200-acre Mount Wrightson Wilderness, the 20,000-acre Miller Peak Wilderness, and the 7,400-acre Pajarita Wilderness.
Activities: Backpacking and hiking are available on over 900 miles of trails, including a section of the new Arizona Trail (see entry page 94). Difficulty varies from easy to strenuous.
Horses are allowed on most trails. Technical climbing is possible in the mountains here. Fishing is available along streams and lakes, and hunting is permitted in season.
Camping Regulations: Camping is allowed throughout the National Forest, as are campfires, except near public recreation areas or where otherwise prohibited. No permits are necessary.
For Further Information: Coronado National Forest, 300 West Congress, Tucson, AZ 85701; (602)670-6483.
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