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Sonoita Creek State Natural Area (SCSNA) is located in Santa Cruz County downstream from Patagonia Lake State Park along lower Sonoita Creek, a perennial tributary of the Santa Cruz River. Twenty miles of trails are available for hiking and eight...more
Patagonia-Sonoita Creek Preserve is a wonderful place to take a hike and check out the local birds. Many times it is nearly empty of visitors and you can have the whole place to yourself. There are old railroad tracks and a beautiful stream. It’s a...More
One of the most endangered habitats in Arizona is riparian zones. The Sonoita Creek Preserve is fantastic in that it truly preserves one of the great riparian zones left in the state. There are numerous well maintained hiking trails within the preserve. All are good,...More
We really enjoyed our time exploring the preserve. It was chilly and most of the plants are dormant, but it was still amazing. I want to return in Spring/Summer/Fall and see it in all seasons. Pleasant walks around the grounds and along the stream. Good...More
We opted to hike on the other side of the road from the creek back in the hills. It was a warm February afternoon and I'm glad we had enough water. We didn't get the birds that people who hike the creek see but we...More
Very beautiful hike along Sonoita creek. Water flowing while we visited. Large cottonwoods along the creek. Good place for birding too. This is owned and operated by the Nature Conservancy. Very reasonable $5 admission price.
Located in Patagonia this Nature Concservancy site is special..
Noted for birding but great for just hiking also. I did 6 miles, 2.5 were in the lowlands, tree covered, flat and very serene. Signage for plants and benches to sit and reflect.
3.5 miles went...More
The Nature Conservancy Patagonia - Sonoita Creek Preserve lies about one mile south of Patagonia. There is a small visitor centre there staffed by volunteers. There are a number of trails which loop around this relatively small property. Many species of birds visit the area...More
A bit more rain and earlier than usual has awakened the desert plants. Flowers and pollinators abound. Sunrises and sunsets worth observing. Many come to photograph or paint or just drink in such pastels. Easy hiking. For amateurs, stay on the trails. Nature teaches constant...More
Response from ArizonaStateParks | Property representative |
If you're not planning to tent or RV camp at the park, then the Stage Stop Inn in nearby Patagonia is a nice place. It's only a 15-min. drive from the beautiful waters of Patagonia Lake SP. Wherever you end up, I... More
If you're not planning to tent or RV camp at the park, then the Stage Stop Inn in nearby Patagonia is a nice place. It's only a 15-min. drive from the beautiful waters of Patagonia Lake SP. Wherever you end up, I hope you enjoy your visit!
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