Tucson Mountain Park Interpretive Programs

Online registration

The system will allow you to register for tours, bird walks, nature hikes and other activities.

Tucson Mountain Park
Ironwood Picnic Area
1548 South Kinney Road

The entrance to Ironwood Picnic Area is 3.9 miles north of Ajo Way or 1.5 miles south of Gates Pass Road. Signs along the Ironwood Picnic Area drive will direct you to the meeting place for each event listed below.

Tucson Mountain Park Programs

Online registration for Natural Resources, Parks and Recreation Activities is required unless otherwise noted. You may purchase an annual Tours and Outdoor Activities Membership Pass for significant savings on activity registration fees. Click on the Register Now button. For more information call (520) 724-5375 or e-mail Environmental Education

Sonoran Desert Weedwackers
Join the Sonoran Desert Weedwackers to eradicate buffelgrass and fountain grass in Tucson Mountain Park. Work requires hiking and digging buffelgrass on steep slopes. Meeting locations change frequently. Email eeducation@pima.gov for meeting location. Ages 18 and up. Free.
Saturday, February 16 • 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Hike Brown Mountain Trail
Enjoy the scenic and rugged beauty of the Tucson Mountains on this 2-mile guided hike with a Pima County naturalist. Ages 12 and up. Free with Membership, Non-Member $5 fee. Online registration required. Brown Mountain Trailhead 8451 W. McCain Loop Road 85735.
Tuesday, February 19 • 9:00-11:00 a.m.

Ironwood Nature Walk
Enjoy a naturalist-guided walk on mostly-level trails in prime Sonoran Desert habitat and learn about the plants and wildlife that inhabit the area. All ages welcome. Free with Membership, Non-Member $5 fee. Online registration required. Ironwood Picnic Area, 1500 S. Kinney Road at Hal Gras Road 85735.
Saturday, February 23 • 9:00-11:00 a.m.

Stargazing Tucson Mountain Park
Tucson Amateur Astronomy Association volunteers provide an introduction to the night sky and set up telescopes for celestial viewing. Feel free to bring your lawn chair. All ages welcome. Weather permitting. Free. Registration not required. Ironwood Picnic Area, 1500 S. Kinney Road at Hal Gras Road 85735.
Saturday, March 2 • 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Saturday, April 27 • 7:30-9:30 p.m.

Hike Brown Mountain Trail
Enjoy the scenic and rugged beauty of the Tucson Mountains on this 2-mile guided hike with a Pima County naturalist. Ages 12 and up. Free with Membership, Non-Member $5 fee. Online registration required. Brown Mountain Trailhead 8451 W. McCain Loop Road 85735.
Tuesdays, March 5 • 8:30-10:30 a.m.

Sonoran Desert Weedwackers
Join the Sonoran Desert Weedwackers to eradicate buffelgrass and fountain grass in Tucson Mountain Park. Work requires hiking and digging buffelgrass on steep slopes. Meeting locations change frequently. Email eeducation@pima.gov for meeting location. Ages 18 and up. Free.
Saturdays, March 16 and April 20 • 8:00 a.m.-Noon

Arrastre Wash Nature Walk
Enjoy a naturalist guided tour of a desert wash in the Tucson Mountains and learn about the natural history and geology of the area. Ages 12 and up. Free with Membership, Non-Member $5 fee. Online registration required. Tucson Mountain Park, Kinney Road, directions to meeting location with registration.
Tuesday, March 26 • 8:30-10:30 a.m.

Cascabel Trail Nature Walk
During a 1 ½ mile, naturalist guided hike on level trails we may not see cascabels (Spanish for rattlesnakes) but will see stands of majestic saguaros, impressive fishhook barrel cacti, and a diversity of other Sonoran Desert vegetation. Ages 12 and up. Free with Membership, Non-Member $5 fee. Online registration required. Tucson Mountain Park, 3858 W. Irvington Road 85714.
Saturday, March 30 • 8:30-10:30 a.m.

Owl Stalk
Pima County Naturalist Jeff Babson provides a brief overview of owl biology and then leads the group in search of owls. Age 12 and up. Free with Membership, Non-Member $5 fee. Online registration required. Ironwood Picnic Area, 1500 S. Kinney Road at Hal Gras Road 85735.
Saturday, March 30 • 6:30-8:30 p.m.

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Tucson, AZ 85741

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