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“In The Footsteps of Juan Bautista de Anza.” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Anza Trail

Anza Trail
Tubac, Arizona
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106 reviews
46 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“In The Footsteps of Juan Bautista de Anza.”
4 of 5 bubbles 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 trail is well preserved for this 10 mile stretch. Park at the Tumacacori State Park for easy access to the trail.

Visited January 2013
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English first
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“Very bad river crossing area.”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 24, 2012

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
1 review
“Great birding trail”
5 of 5 bubbles 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 local coffee shop to bird the bridge and the trail. The town of Tubac has some great shops if you like southwestern stuff.

Visited April 2012
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Richmond, Virginia
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17 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Lots of birds”
4 of 5 bubbles 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.

Visited May 2012
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Ventura, California
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334 reviews
81 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 190 helpful votes
“Ramble along the river”
4 of 5 bubbles 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.

Visited April 2012
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