Region Information

Communities

  • Tucson
  • Marana
  • South Tucson
  • Oro Valley
  • Oracle
  • San Manuel
  • Mammoth
  • Three Points
  • Sahuarita
  • Green Valley
  • Arivaca

Tribal Lands

  • Tohono O’odham
  • Pascua Yaqui

Prominent Landscapes

  • Santa Catalinas
  • Rincon Mountains
  • Tucson Mountains
  • Tortolita Mountains
  • Coyote Mountains
  • Baboquivari Mountains
  • Silverbell Mountains
  • Waterman Mountains
  • Roskruge Mountains
  • Sierrita Mountains
  • Santa Cruz River
  • Tanque Verde Creek
  • Rillito River
  • Cienega Creek 

What do to Outside

 

Notable Wildlife

  • American black bear
  • Canyon tree frog
  • Desert bighorn sheep
  • Mule deer
  • Mountain lion/Cougar
  • Harris’s Hawk
  • Gila monster
  • Sonoran desert tortoise

Signature Habitats

  • Saguaro-Palo verde desert
  • Ironwood desert forest
  • Pine-Oak forest
  • Mixed conifer forest
  • Madrean oak woodland

Weather

Highest Point: Mt. Lemmon: 9,157 ft

37°
and clear

Lowest Point: Santa Cruz River: 1,850 ft

39°
and clear
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