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Pusch Ridge Wilderness

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The Pusch Ridge Wilderness Map produced by the US Forest Service contains information on access roads, trails, campsites, terrain, and points of interest within the Pusch Ridge Wilderness. All wilderness maps contain contour lines, a topographic quad index and contact phone numbers, and the vast majority contain planning tips and descriptions of the terrain.

Pusch Ridge rises from the desert floor to over 9,000 feet above sea level, affording a clear view over the sprawling metropolis of Tucson. Unfortunately, more and more people are climbing Pusch Ridge to take in that view and revel in the cool shade of pine, fir, aspen, and maple. No wilderness in Coronado National Forest is more heavily visited than Pusch Ridge, and wildlife species there are increasingly disturbed and threatened.

It is no secret what attracts people to the region. Here in the essentially dry Santa Catalina Mountains, several streams originate in the high country. Summer temperatures may be 30 degrees cooler than in the nearby city. An extensive trail system provides access to Pusch Ridge; trailheads near Tucson are easy to reach, as are those at higher elevations along General Hitchcock Highway. Hikers crossing this extremely steep terrain find themselves among rocky bluffs and towering peaks.

Wilderness information courtesy of Wilderness.net

Dimensions9 x 4 x .5 in

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