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is located in the Santa Catalina Mountains
The Santa Catalina Mountains, commonly referred to as the Catalina Mountains, are located north, and northeast of Tucson, Arizona, United States, on Tucson's north perimeter. The mountain range is the most prominent in the Tucson area, with the highest average elevation...
and part of the Coronado National Forest
The Coronado National Forest includes an area of about 1.78 million acres spread throughout mountain ranges in southeastern Arizona and southwestern New Mexico....
. A popular hiking trail leads to the Romero Pools, which hold water even during the driest parts of the season. The trailhead for the Romero Canyon Trail is located in the Catalina State Park
Catalina State Park is a state park of Arizona, USA, located adjacent to the Coronado National Forest in the western slopes of the Santa Catalina Mountains north of Tucson. Catalina State Park has an average elevation of , but varies dramatically with high ridges and low creek beds. The park...
. It is possible to hike throughout the Santa Catalinas on the network of trails. The canyon also connects to nearby Montrose Canyon.