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Sonoita Creek - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting

Sonoita Creek, Rio Rico, AZ 85648, USA

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About Sonoita Creek

A tributary stream of the Santa Cruz River in Santa Cruz County. It offers camp sites, hiking, and picnic areas for day use, and overlooks beautiful Patagonia Lake State Park.

Attractions Near Sonoita Creek

New Mexico & Arizona Railroad Trail Trailhead

The New Mexico & Arizona Railroad Trail, also known as the Railroad Grade Trail, is a rustic hiking and equestrian trail in the Sonoita Creek State Natural Area outside of Patagonia, Arizona. The area provides prime habitat for birds, including rare ones, best viewed in March through September or late April through May.

Las Lagunas de Anza Wetlands
Las Lagunas de Anza Wetlands8.27km from Sonoita Creek

Las Lagunas is a lush Natural Wetlands smack dab off the I-19 Freeway just 8 miles from the Mexican borderThis trail is great for walking and other nature trips, and it's unlikely you'll encounter many other people while exploring. The site is managed by Santa Fe Ranch Foundation and the Las Lagunas de Anza outreach group.

Mission Los Santos Ángeles de Guevavi

Mission los Santos Ángeles de Guevavi is a National Historic Landmark located in the Tumacácori National Historical Park. It was founded by Jesuit missionary Fathers Kino and Salvatierra in 1691 as La Misión de San Gabriel de Guevavi, a district headquarters in what is now Arizona, near Tumacácori. Subsequent missionaries called it San Rafael and San Miguel, resulting in the common historical name of Los Santos Ángeles de Guevavi.

Peña Blanca Canyon
Peña Blanca Canyon10.67km from Sonoita Creek

Peña Blanca Canyon is a valley in Arizona and has an elevation of 3780 feet. It is situated southeast of Lower Bellota Tank. It is one of the iconic location where you can spend some nice time in the middle of nature. There is option for trekking and also so many other adventure activities too.

Sonoita Creek State Natural Area
Sonoita Creek State Natural Area11.16km from Sonoita Creek

Sonoita Creek State Natural Area is a haven for more than 315 species of birds, which was located at the base of the Santa Rita Mountains near Patagonia. There are 26 recorded cultural resource sites located within the Natural Area that all have an Arizona State Museum Site Number associated with them. These sites range from a Hohokam field house to the historic New Mexico and Arizona railroad grade

Patagonia Lake
Patagonia Lake11.38km from Sonoita Creek

A beautiful manmade reservoir in Santa Cruz County, Arizona, United States. The lake was created by damming Sonoita Creek, and is a popular area for boating and sport fishing. The park offers a campground, beach, picnic area with ramadas, tables and grills, a creek trail, boat ramps, and a marina.

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Santa Cruz County
Santa Cruz County
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Santa Cruz is a county in southern Arizona, United States. Santa Cruz County of Southern Arizona is a big mountain range by Sky Island standards, but there is relatively little convenient access. If you love nature, Santa Cruz makes an excellent launching pad. Board a boat tour from the wharf for whale-watching—grays, blues, or humpbacks, depending on the time of year—or take a winding drive in the Santa Cruz Mountains to see the ancient trees at Big Basin Redwoods State Park.