Top Adventures in Patagonia

  • Camp at Patagonia Lake State Park

    Patagonia Lake State Park is located about 70 miles southeast of Tucson on State Route 82, 7 miles south of Patagonia, Arizona. Coming from the north, the drive to Patagonia Lake State Park is very scenic; the road winds through rolling hills and ...

  • Hike to Hutch's Pool

    Start at the Sabino Canyon trailhead - you can either walk up the dirt road (which adds about 4 miles) or take the $10 tram from the Visitor Center and hop off at the last stop #9. From there you hike 2.5 miles into Sabino Canyon into the basin (b...

    7.8 miles 647 ft gain

  • Hike to Javelina Rock

    Drive through the gate of Saguaro National Park and continue straight onto Cactus Forest Drive. The 8 Mile loop takes you around to Javelina Rock parking area. Take time to enjoy this drive, it offers great views of the park and opportunities to s...

    7 miles 400 ft gain

  • Drive the Cactus Forest Loop in Saguaro's Rincon Mountain District

    Saguaro National Park is split into two different "districts" found east and west of Tucson. In the East-Rincon Mountain District you can find over 130 miles of hiking trails. However, for folks who don't have much time in the park, are with frien...

    8 miles 550 ft gain

  • Drive the Scenic Loop in Saguaro National Park East (Cactus Forest)

    The Cactus Forest scenic drive is one of two scenic drives in Saguaro National Park (the other is in the West district location).  The drive in Saguaro National Park East is a paved eight-mile one way loop that runs through the heart of an extensi...

    8 miles

  • Bike The Loop at The Santa Cruz River Park

    The Loop is an in-development series of shared-use, hard-surface paths meant to connect all of Tucson by following the Santa Cruz River and its major tributaries. The Santa Cruz River Park contains 22 miles of The Loop (with another 40 in developm...

    22 miles 500 ft gain

  • Hike Bridal Wreath Falls

    Bridal Wreath Falls is a 5.6 mile out-and-back hike that takes you through a Seguro National Park to a picturesque waterfall near Tucson, AZ. Keep in mind, the waterfall is more "picturesque" if it has rained recently. This trail is NOT dog-friend...

    5.6 miles 1072 ft gain

  • Catch a Sunset on "A" Mountain

    In 1910 a group of University of Arizona students took local basalt rock and constructed a 160' block "A" on the east face of Sentinel Peak overlooking Tucson, giving the prominent peak its most commonly known name. Now the area is part of the 272...

    0.3 miles 250 ft gain

  • Hike Tumamoc Hill

    Tumamoc Hill is urban adventuring at it's finest. Park on Anklam Road, directly across from St Mary's Hospital, and follow the other hikers and runners to the trailhead.Tumamoc Hill is a one-lane paved road, trafficked infrequently by University o...

    3 miles 800 ft gain

  • Hike to Tanque Verde Falls

    This hike starts at the Lower Tanque Verde Falls Trailhead, which is a well marked dirt lot on the left side of Reddington Road. A 4x4 would probably make the last half mile or so easier when the road turns to dirt but I made it to the trailhead i...

    1.6 miles 100 ft gain

  • Hike to the Bowen Stone House via Bowen Trail

    The Tucson Mountains are home to Saguaro National Park and the Tucson Mountain Park, the latter of which is a massive 20,000 acre park that is home to huge forests of giant saguaro cacti, a wide diversity of desert wildlife, and several long-aband...

    2.4 miles 300 ft gain

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      Rock Bluff Group Site

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      Calabasas

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    • Hereford, Arizona

      Reef Townsite Group Area

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