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Description - Possessing one of the richest stands of Ironwood trees in the Sonoran Desert, the monument also encompasses several desert mountain ranges including the Silver Bell, Waterman and Sawtooth, with desert valleys in between. Elevation ranges from 1,800 to 4,261 feet. Three areas within the monument, the Los Robles Archeological District, the Mission of Santa Ana del Chiquiburitac and the Cocoraque Butte Archeological District are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Attractions - With a stunning diversity of bird and animal life, the monument offers visitors many opportunities for viewing wildlife. A dazzling display of spring wildflowers result from abundant winter rains. There are no facilities. Camping is allowed up to 14 days. Taking your vehicle off roads or trails is prohibited.

Visits to the area require special planning and awareness of such potential hazards as rugged and unmarked roads, abandoned mine shafts, poisonous reptiles and insects, extreme heat and flash floods. Visitors should bring plenty of water and gasoline, and stay on main roads.

Recreation - camping, wildlife viewing

Location - 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.


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Contact Information:
Ironwood Forest National Monument, Bureau of Land Management, 12661 East Broadway Road , Tucson, AZ, 85748-7208, Phone: 520-258-7203
, Tony_Herrell@blm.gov

Additional Information:
Arizona National Forests, Parks and Monuments - This section includes the National Forests, National Parks, National Monuments, and National Historic Sites in Arizona. The Grand Canyon is the best known of these areas but there are many other spectacular sites.
Arizona's Historic Sites -

Links:
Monument web site - Official BLM web site

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