Ironwood Forest National Monument

Ironwood Forest National Monument for Kids

The Ironwood Forest National Monument (IFNM) consists of over 180,000 acres outside Tucson, Arizona. The IFNM provides a variety of activities to engage Junior Rangers. EXPLORE through hiking, wildlife viewing, and educational quests. LEARN through hands-on field trips. VOLUNTEER by citizen science and ecological restoration.

Activity Book

Activity books for the Ironwood Forest National Monument are available in English and Spanish.

Manuales Guardabosques Juvenil para Monumento Nacional Ironwood están disponible en Inglés y Español.


Ironwood Forest Junior Ranger CoverGuarda Bosques Juvenil Ironwood cover

Ironwood Forest National Monument Junior Ranger Handbook (English)

 

Manual Guardabosques Juvenil para Monumento Nacional Ironwood (Espanol)

Explore

Explore Ironwood Forest NM features hiking paths along the terrain of the Sonoran Desert. The Ironwood Forest NM features the Titan II Missile Interpretive Site with scenic wildlife views of the Waterman Mountains.

Learn

LearnIronwood Forest NM education programs focus on the Sonoran Desert and its cultural diversity in southern Arizona. Arizona Trails Association, Arizona Native Plant Society, and the Friends of Ironwood Forest partner with area schools to provide educational hands on projects with ecological restoration, cultural awareness, and outdoor recreation skills and ethics education.

Hands on the Land - Outdoor Classroom: Ironwood Forest National Monument

Volunteer

VolunteerIronwood Forest NM has a variety of volunteer opportunities for both individuals and organized groups. Volunteers restore ecological habitat and clean up areas of the monument.

Resources

ResourcesAre you interested in taking your students to learn about the Sonoran Desert? Go for a hike to observe wildlife? The Ironwood Forest NM offers a variety of environmental education programs for all age groups. Please contact the office if interested in a field trip for your students. Or learn about the Ironwood Forest NM without leaving your computer, download one of our new activity books.

National Conservation Lands: Ironwood Forest National Monument

Ironwood Forest National Monument Map

Archaeological Activity Handbook for Teachers

 Two-page Activity on Stratigraphic Periods

Partners

Partners Are you interested in taking your students to learn about the Sonoran Desert? Go for a hike to observe wildlife? The Ironwood Forest NM offers a variety of environmental education programs for all age groups. Please contact the office if interested in a field trip for your students. Or learn about the Ironwood Forest NM without leaving your computer, download one of our new activity books.

Friends of Ironwood Forest

Arizona Native Plant Society

Arizona Trails Association 

Contact Information

Bureau of Land Management
Gila District

Tucson Field Office
Ironwood Forest National Monument
 

Location

LATITUDE/LONGITUDE:

32.45857 / -111.50056

DIRECTIONS: The Ironwood Forest National Monument is located 25 miles northwest of Tucson, and about one hour by highway south of Phoenix. There are two main points of entry:

Interstate 10 at Avra Valley Road and
Interstate 10 from the Red Rock exit, southwest on Sasco Road to Silverbell Road.