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Madera Canyon volunteers get recognition on newly erected Honor Wall. 

Mile-high Madera Canyon south of Tucson beckons in the spring.

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Traffic flows more smoothly in Madera Canyon thanks to new bridges.

The beetles used in the experiment were collected in Madera Canyon, south of Tucson.

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Colorful hummingbirds are on view at sites in Southern Arizona.

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Passes for Coronado National Forest sites are now available for purchase online.

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  • By William Ascarza For the Arizona Daily Star

The Helvetia-Rosemont Mining District at the northern end of the Santa Rita Mountains is known for its copper deposits found in limestone, qua…

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Madera Canyon looks almost like a wild botanical garden in late summer.

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Immigration protests in area may disturb campers, forest officials warn.

Majestic Madera Canyon — nationally known for its diverse array of winged wildlife ranging from hawks to hummingbirds — will be the site of an…


A scene along the Nature Trail at Madera canyon. The water is running in the creek along this easy hike. Photo by Ron Medvescek. Photo taken o…

  • The Associated Press

The Arizona Game and Fish Department is offering a reward of up to $1,250 for information leading to an arrest in the fatal shooting of a youn…

Popular Madera Canyon is the latest victim of the federal government’s partial shutdown.

The government shutdown has closed the road into Madera Canyon south of Tucson to hikers and bird-watchers. But birds, including these wild tu…

The phrase “if you build it, they will come” apparently didn’t apply to some of the bat houses built in Madera Canyon a decade ago to provide …

Nurturing monsoon rains and a moderate, mile-high climate have brought late-summer wildflowers and lush greenery to the Madera Canyon area sou…


Summer poppies are misnamed - they're not really in the poppy family but in the same family as the familiar creosote bush. They tend to appear…

  • Doug Kreutz Arizona Daily Star

Catch a glimpse of a big clump of dazzling summer poppies in the desert and you might think someone had rolled the calendar back to spring.

  • Joe Ferguson Joe Ferguson Arizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star

Some of the worst bridges of Pima County - by almost any measure - can be found on a sleepy road between Green Valley and Madera Canyon.


Grasslands, trees and mountains can be seen from the San Pedro Riparian National Conservation Area. The 57,000-acre area is widely known as a …