Ironwood Forest National Monument Ironwood Forest National Monument

Ironwood Forest National Monument

Taking its name from one of the longest living trees in the Arizona desert, the Ironwood Forest National Monument is a true Sonoran Desert showcase. Keeping company with the ironwood trees are mesquite, paloverde, creosote, and saguaro. The Silver Bell, Waterman and Sawtooth are rugged mountain ranges, from 1,800 to more than 4,200 feet in elevation. Desert valleys filled with diverse wildlife, such as pronghorn and mule deer, complete the setting. 

Check out this virtual tour given by Friends of Ironwood Forest in September 2020.

The Ironwood Forest National Monument is part of the new 28 million-acre National Conservation Lands. Established in 2000, these lands of exceptional beauty, historical value, cultural significance, and scientific importance, are to be managed with conservation and protection as their primary purpose.

The National Monument is not yet developed to include visitor facilities, restrooms, and trails. Roads are unpaved, thus their conditions will vary. Check on the current travel and safety conditions by checking the website or by calling the local Bureau of Land Management office at 520-258-7200.

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