Current Conditions

 
 

Rincon Mountain District (east)

All roads and picnic areas are open, including comfort stations. All trails and campsites within the east district are open.

Due to the two fires this summer in high elevation areas of the Rincon Mountains, hikers should use extra caution and stay on the trail when hiking through burned areas. There may be stump holes causing weak and unstable ground which may be difficult to identify. Trails may be slick with fallen pine needles or ash and some fire weakened trees may still fall. Watch for flash flooding, rolling debris and erosion during rain events.

For more information about the Spud Rock fire and the most recent updates visit https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/6969/

Visitor information and retail from Western National Parks Association are available at the visitor center Thursday through Monday from 9am-3pm. The visitor center is operating at limited capacity due to COVID-19 restrictions, and it is closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Restrooms are located outside of the visitor center. The exhibit room and theater are closed to the public at this time.

Water is available on the patio in front of the Rincon Mountain Visitor Center.

Keep in mind that Happy Valley Road with access to Miller Creek and Turkey Creek trailheads has streams that flow across it in the summer and winter.

 

Tucson Mountain District (west)

All roads are open. Picnic areas are open, including comfort stations.

Starting November 30th, the King Canyon Trailhead in Tucson Mountain Park will be closed until further notice. All trailheads within the park remain open. For more information, please contact Carol Brichta, the program manager for Pima County Department of Transportation: (520) 724-6442.

Golden Gate Road is permanently closed to vehicle traffic east of Sendero Esperanza trailhead and has been converted into a multi-use trail suitable for hikers, bicycles, and equestrian use.

Visitor information and retail from Western National Parks Association are available at the visitor center from 9am-3pm. The visitor center is operating at limited capacity due to COVID-19 restrictions, and it will be closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. If you would like to purchase anything from the bookstore, please arrive by 2:30 pm to make sure you can get in before the building closes at 3. Please adhere to signs outside the visitor center which will direct you to different areas where you may get information, pay fees, shop and watch a short introductory video. Restrooms are located outside of the visitor center.

Water is available on the patio of the Red Hills Visitor Center.

Last updated: January 2, 2021

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

3693 S Old Spanish Trail
Tucson , AZ 85730

Phone:

(520) 733-5153
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