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Aravaipa Creek - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting

Aravaipa Creek, Arizona 85192, USA

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About Aravaipa Creek

Aravaipa Creek lies within the Basin and Range region of southern Arizona, emerging from the Pinaleno, Santa Teresa, and Galiuro mountains at an elevation of about 3,000 feet.This Creek flows year-round, an unusual phenomenon in the Arizona desert. Nurtured by this abundant water, large sycamore, ash, cottonwood, and willow trees flourish along the stream, flanked by other riparian vegetation.


Attractions Near Aravaipa Creek

Aravaipa Canyon Wilderness
Aravaipa Canyon Wilderness22.17km from Aravaipa Creek

Aravaipa Canyon Wilderness is a 19,410 acres wilderness area located in the U.S. State of Arizona.The wilderness includes the 11-mile long Aravaipa Canyon, the surrounding tablelands and nine side canyons. The Nature Conservancy's Aravaipa Canyon Preserve protects 7,000 acres of private land and is contiguous with the BLM wilderness area. A permit and fee are required to enter Aravaipa Canyon Wilderness. Use is limited to 50 people per day.

Historic Kannally Ranch House
Historic Kannally Ranch House25.61km from Aravaipa Creek

The Historic Kannally Ranch House in Oracle State Park was built in the later 1920s and early 1930s in Oracle, AZ.The original 160-acre ranch was purchased by Neil and Lee Kannally in 1903. The two brothers were later joined by three other family members and the ranch grew to almost 50,000 acres.The present Kannally Ranch House was built in 1929Ð1932 and is of Mediterranean Revival Style with Moorish influences, patterned on Italianate villas of the 1920s.

Oracle State Park
Oracle State Park25.63km from Aravaipa Creek

This is a 4,000 acre wildlife refuge in the northern foothills of the Catalina Mountains. The park offers day-use picnic areas and over 15 miles of trails for use by hikers, mountain bikers and equestrians. The most common plants in Oracle State Park are prickly pear and cholla cactus, scrub oak, mesquite, many wildflowers, and the occasional piñon and juniper. Bird species include red-tailed hawks, golden eagles, prairie falcons, black-throated sparrows and so more.

Biosphere 2
Biosphere 231.69km from Aravaipa Creek

Biosphere 2 is an American Earth system science research facility located in Oracle, Arizona. Its mission is to serve as a center for research, outreach, teaching, and lifelong learning about Earth, its living systems, and its place in the universe. It is a 3.14-acre structure originally built to be an artificial, materially closed ecological system, or vivarium. It remains the largest closed ecological system ever created.

Peppersauce Cave
Peppersauce Cave35.03km from Aravaipa Creek

Peppersauce Cave is a limestone cave found in the Santa Catalina Mountains approximately ten miles south of Oracle, Arizona. Peppersauce is frequented by about 23,000 visitors every year and contains approximately one mile of mapped passages. The cave has been subject to vandalism and heavy littering for over fifty years.

Needle's Eye Wilderness
Needle's Eye Wilderness35.29km from Aravaipa Creek

The Needle's Eye Wilderness became part of the now over 109 million acre National Wilderness Preservation System established by the Wilderness Act of 1964. In wilderness, you can enjoy challenging recreational activities and extraordinary opportunities for solitude. It is surrounded by the San Carlos Apache Indian Reservation to the north and south, and private lands to the east and west. Visitors must obtain permission in advance to access the Wilderness.

Where is Aravaipa Creek

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Pinal County
Pinal County
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Pinal County is in the central part of the U.S. state of Arizona. The county seat is in the town of Florence, home to the 1891 second Pinal County Courthouse, a noteworthy example of the American-Victorian style and 19th-century construction technology on the Southwestern frontier. Visitor attractions in Pinal County include Oracle State Park, Biosphere 2 in Oracle, Boyce Thompson Arboretum State Park near Superior, Picacho Peak State Park, Florence Townsite Historic District, and Casa Grande Ru

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