As Arizona lifts the shelter-at-home order, and as recreation sites begin to reopen, the Leave No Trace principles are more important than ever to ensure an enjoyable experience for everyone. Preparation and planning are key to reducing waste and minimizing natural resource damage. Respect wildlife and be considerate of other visitors. Leave what you find and take home with you what you brought.
District offices of the Coronado National Forest and the Forest Supervisor’s Office will be closed for the July 4 holiday on Thursday. The Sabino Canyon Visitor Center will remain open. Business at the offices will resume July 5 during normal operating hours.
Wintry conditions can bring unexpected surprises and potentially hazardous situations for unprepared visitors to Coronado National Forest.
It’s easy to plan for outings into snowy country, researching forecast weather and conditions on the ground, ensuring your vehicle is appropriate for road conditions, packing warm clothing and gear for your activities, and letting someone know of your plans.
Across the Forest, rainy weather has caused stream levels to rise, catching recreationists off guard and leaving hikers in some areas stranded.
Coronado National Forest officials are expecting large numbers of visitors to the Forest’s most popular campgrounds and picnic areas over Labor Day weekend. The Forest Supervisor’s Office and all Ranger District offices will be closed Monday, September 3 for the holiday. The Sabino Canyon Visitor Center will remain open for business throughout the holiday weekend, including Monday.
The following are tips for safe and enjoyable weekend outings.