Tonto National Forest

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Saturday Night Got a Little Too Wild in Tonto National Forest

Officials busted illegal party of 5K, complete with fireworks, DUIs, crashes, and blocked roadways

(Newser) - Officers from the US Forest Service stumbled across quite a surprise Saturday night while patrolling Arizona's Tonto National Forest—not a few teens drinking in the woods, but 5,000 people illegally gathered near the Lower Sycamore Creek Recreation Area. Forest Service officials say campers and other partiers restricted...

9 Flash Flood Victims Were From Same Family

Adults, children were swept away by wall of water

(Newser) - The death toll from the devastating flash flood that swept through a swimming area in Arizona's Tonto National Forest Saturday has reached nine—all from the same extended family. They had traveled to the area from Phoenix to celebrate the 26th birthday of Maria Raya, who died along with...

ASU Student Dies in Rappelling Accident

Katelyn Conrad plummeted 125 feet in Tonto National Forest

(Newser) - An Arizona State University student is dead after she fell while rappelling from a cliff in the Tonto National Forest. The Maricopa County Sheriff's Office says 21-year-old Katelyn Conrad was rappelling in Coon Bluff, a popular recreation area near the Salt River, yesterday morning when the incident occurred. A...

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