Recreation Activities

The nearly 500,000-acre Sonoran Desert National Monument is open to many outdoor recreational opportunities.

Some of the opportunities are:

  • Hiking – There are three developed trails within the monument and several roads that provide access to areas within the monument
  • Camping – Abundant primitive camping is available. Three developed campgrounds are available.
  • Nature study
  • Hunting – As permitted by Arizona Game and Fish Department regulations.
  • Sightseeing
  • Mountain biking
  • Horseback riding
  • OHV

OHVs and mountain bikes are restricted in some areas, including the three wilderness areas within the monument. All vehicles and mountain bikes must stay on designated roads and trails.

For more information on recreational opportunities on the monument please visit the BLM website.

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