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Celebrate National Trails Day at Mt. Lemmon This Saturday (RSVP Today!)

Photo by Harrison J. Elkins

The Coronado National Forest, Santa Catalina Ranger District, will host trail building activities on Mt. Lemmon June 2 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in celebration of National Trails Day.

El Grupo, Parks in Focus, REI and the Southwest Conservation Corps will perform trail maintenance on the Green Mountain Trail. They will meet at the Middle Bear Picnic Area for registration and for lunch.

Work will take place on the Upper Green Mountain Trail (located just before San Pedro Vista) and the Lower Green Mountain Trail (located at Middle Bear Picnic Area). Volunteers will focus on eradication of social trails, minor trash removal, and light trimming of vegetation. Youth participants with Parks in Focus will document volunteer efforts and trail conditions “before and after” the work was completed.

Please RSVP to Heidi Schewel at (520) 388-8484 or hschewel@fs.fed.us if you are interested in attending by close of business Thursday, May 31.


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National Walk In The Woods Day

The Coronado National Forest, Sierra Vista Ranger District will celebrate National Walk in the Woods day by leading a hike in Ash Canyon on the Lutz Canyon Trail (#104) on May 18 at 8:00 a.m. National Walk in the Woods Day is intended to invite people to spend time in the great outdoors.

Lutz Canyon Trail is 2.9 miles long and accesses historic mining ruins as well as beautiful views. It climbs in elevation from 5,750 to 8,750 feet and is considered a more difficult hike. The trail offers access to Miller Peak and has 2.3 miles of trail within the Miller Peak Wilderness.

The trail can be accessed by driving twelve miles south of Sierra Vista on Arizona Highway 92 to Ash Canyon Road, Forest Road 59 (FR 59).  Follow FR 59 about 1.6 miles to the signed turnoff for Lutz Canyon. The trail starts at the end of the road. FR 59 is not an improved road.

For more information please contact the Sierra Vista Ranger District located at 5990 S. Highway 92 in Hereford Arizona. The office can be reached by phone by calling (520) 378-0311.  Office hours are 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

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