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Coronado National Forest, Benson

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#139 of 182 in Nature in Arizona
Forest · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
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  • My husband and I visited Coronado National Forest as part of a southwest hiking trip. The cacti in this forest are amazing - deceivingly tall. We hiked Tanque Verde Falls Trail, which was a lot of... 
    My husband and I visited Coronado National Forest as part of a southwest hiking trip. The cacti in this forest are amazing - deceivingly tall. We hiked Tanque Verde Falls Trail, which was a lot of...  more »
  • The drive through this forrest is very lovely and will help everyone appreciate what wonderful things their is to see in North America 
    The drive through this forrest is very lovely and will help everyone appreciate what wonderful things their is to see in North America  more »
  • Even with the Government Shutdown, the trails were open but all the facilities were closed. There are many hiking trails and we did the hike from the top of the mountain down to the visitors center... 
    Even with the Government Shutdown, the trails were open but all the facilities were closed. There are many hiking trails and we did the hike from the top of the mountain down to the visitors center...  more »
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  • The campgrounds at a variety of elevations offer unique vegetation and comfortable coolness when escaping the desert heat. Reservations are quickly filled. The observation areas are marked well and offer insights to the natural creation of the region. Views are stunningly beautiful: looking down over the valley of the Tucson Metro region, or looking east or north over the San Pedro river valley's naturally vast forests, and river basin. Observation areas and visitor's parking, although well marked, advise the use of caution when crossing the mountain roads. Low visibility on the road's twisting switchbacks, relate the importance to share the roads with the bicyclists and pedestrians.
  • My husband and I visited Coronado National Forest as part of a southwest hiking trip. The cacti in this forest are amazing - deceivingly tall. We hiked Tanque Verde Falls Trail, which was a lot of fun. There was convenient parking nearby and the road up to the trail also has some lovely views. We also saw some coyote while driving through the forest. I'd definitely recommend a stop if you're in the area...
  • My husband and I visited Coronado National Forest as part of a southwest hiking trip. The cacti in this forest are amazing - deceivingly tall. We hiked Tanque Verde Falls Trail, which was a lot of fun. There was convenient parking nearby and the road up to the trail also has some lovely views. We also saw some coyote while driving through the forest. I'd definitely recommend a stop if you're in the area!
  • a thrilling car ride! massive rock formations and beautiful vistas come your way with each winding turn. definitely worth the effort to get there if you're anywhere in the Tucson area!
  • It’s worth the drive! They even have a ski lift at the top I got to ride on which was incredible. If you’re able to I would recommend camping here so you get the full experience. They have tons of hiking trails campgrounds and they even have a little town at the very top of the mountain with restaurants. It so beautiful on the way up you’ll want to stop at every single pull off it’s that awesome!!!!

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