The Ironwood is home to a spectacular 80 armed saguaro which towers over visitors. It's one photo op you won't want to miss. For a guide to find it, visit the Friends of the Ironwood Forest National Monument website or download the pdf here.
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.