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Anza Trail

Tubac, AZ 85646
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Ranked #7 of 18 Attractions in Tubac
Type: Historic Walking Areas
Most recent review
- Jun 9, 2014
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17 reviews 17 reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

We have spent many hours hiking the Anza Trail between Rio Rico and Tubac. The birding is great in all seasons, the dogs enjoy it, and it has the feeling of being away from everything, even though you're quite close to the lovely village of Tubac

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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52 attraction reviews
187 helpful votes 187 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

This well maintained trail runs along the Santa Cruz river and there are several good access points. Tubac near the Presidio is a good choice. Good birding area with some exotic species possible.

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Phoenix, Arizona, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013

The trail heading south out of Tubac is a wonderful autumn walk. The river is low and can easily be crossed as you head down to the Tumacacori Mission. We encountered almost no one, only birds, butterflies, and grasshoppers. The only downer was due to the Government shut down the mission was closed and so was the trail when it... More

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Hudson, Ohio
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28 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2013

The Anza Trail follows the Santa Cruz River Valley from Tubac, Arizona up to Ajo and Tucson area, then off to California. For 10 miles or so around Tubac, you can follow this trail thru lush Cottonwood stands and cattle ranches which attrack a variety of wildlife. The trail runs between the Tumacacori Mts and Santa Rita Mts ranges. The... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2012 via mobile

Due to summer flooding, logs, trash and boards with rusty nails are piled up at the point where the trail crosses the river. Crossing at this time is not recommended. A member of our party fell through the debris sustaining minor injury. Water under the jam is filthy as are the banks of the river in that area.

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Billings, Montana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2012

We visited the trail several times during March and April of 2012 -- the birding is awesome. We met no mosquitoes. Trash problem is very minor -- gets worse sometimes if you leave the beaten path. We saw warblers, flycatchers, raptors, woodpeckers -- a great pleasure to bird. The local birders meet every Tuesday morning at 8 am at the... More

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Richmond, Virginia
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5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2012

Quiet flat trail, very few other visitors in the morning, especially at the north end, many varieties of birds in season. If you follow the side trail past the gate into the woods, beware of the cattle. Those bulls get hostile.

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Ventura, California
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122 helpful votes 122 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2012

I saw a vermilion flycatcher within minutes of starting on the trail outside of tubac. They are hard to miss-brighter red than a cardinal. It's a very peaceful trail with glimpses of the Santa Cruz River leading from Tubac to Tumacacori.

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Tubac, Arizona
13 reviews 13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2012

Besides having a wonderful historic value to the area, it is beautiful. There are birds, water, beautiful mesquite bosques and enormous cotton wood trees. It is a wonderful walk, not just through history, but through an area you won't find in very many places. The walk is not arduous and so families and a variety of generations can hike or... More

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61 reviews 61 reviews
21 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2012

Walked the trail from the old mission south of Tubac to Tubac. Trail is easy to walk, relatively flat. Follow a steam bed. Water present in February. Trail must be used by many illegals. Many large discarded water bottles. Many piles of garbage. Really not very pleasant.

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