TONTO NATIONAL FOREST FACTS

The Largest Pine Forest In The World!

  • Size: 2,873,200 acres

  • Elevation: 1300 – 7900 feet

  • Ecosystems: Sonoran Desert, Chaparral, Woodlands, Pine forests, Mixed-conifer forest

  • Lakes: Roosevelt, Apache, Canyon, Saguaro

  • Reservoirs: Bartlett and Horseshoe

  • Rivers: Salt and Verde and many streams

  • Water Yield: 350,000 acre-feet per average year

  • Wilderness Areas: 589,300 acres in 8 Wilderness Areas

  • Range Vegetation: 285,000 animals months grazed per year by 26,000 cattle

  • Wildlife: 400 vertebrates; 21 Threatened or Endangered Species

  • Recreation Opportunities: 59 camping sites, 26 picnic sites, 18 boating sites, 10 fishing sites, 3 organization camps, 52 trailheads, 8 commercial public service sites (e.g., resorts, marinas) and 6 interpretive sites (including the Roosevelt Lake Visitors’ Center)

  • Roads: 2590 miles, including 300 miles of AZ/US highways

  • National Scenic Byways:

  • Desert to Tall Pines (Forest Road 512 & AZ Hwy 288), 64 miles.

  • Apache Trail (AZ Hwy 88), 39 miles

  • Trails: 900+ miles

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