Visit the IFNM

The Town of Marana has good information on the scenic drive to the Silver Bell Mountains within Ironwood Forest National Monument. The article includes how to get there, what you will see and additional destinations to and from the area. Read more…

It is always a perfect time to visit the Ironwood Forest National Monument.  An incredible landscape recognized for its rugged scenery, biological diversity and cultural legacy located 25 miles northwest of Tucson. These 129,000 acres contain several desert mountain ranges including the Silver Bell, Sawtooth, and Waterman ranges, and the iconic Ragged Top Mountain.

The Monument contains a significant system of cultural and historic sites covering a 5,000-year period. The Monument home to threatened and endangered species; including Nichols Turk’s head cactus, lesser long-nosed bat, and desert tortoise.

View the map and directions here.