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 15 • 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

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.
Saturday, February 22 • 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. Tucson Mountain Park, Ironwood Picnic Area, 1500 S. Kinney Road at Hal Gras Road, 85735
Saturday, February 22 • 6:00-8:00 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. $5 fee. Online registration required. Brown Mountain Trailhead 8451 W. McCain Loop Road 85735.
Tuesday, March 3 • 9:00-11:00 a.m.

Cascabel Trail Nature Walk
During a 1½ 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. $5 fee. Online registration required. 3858 W. Irvington Road 85714.
Saturday, March 14 • 9:00-11:00 a.m.

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. $5 fee. Online registration required. Kinney Road, directions to meeting location with registration.
Tuesday, March 17 • 9:00-11:00 a.m.

Hike Enchanted Hills
Join a naturalist guided hike along Pima County’s Enchanted Hills Trail System. During a 2-3 mile, easy to moderate level hike, we explore the natural history and adaptations of Sonoran Desert plants and wildlife. Ages 12 and up. $5 fee. Online registration required. 36th Street Trailhead, 3280 W. 36th Street 85714.
Friday, March 20 • 8:00-11:00 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. Tucson Mountain Park 85743.
Saturdays, March 21 and April 18 • 7:00-11:00 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. Free. Registration not required. Weather permitting. Ironwood Picnic Area, 1500 S. Kinney Road at Hal Gras Road 85735.
Saturday, March 28 • 7:00-9:00 p.m.

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