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New Mexico & Arizona Railroad Trail Trailhead - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting

477-499 Avenida Coatimundi, Rio Rico, AZ 85648, USA

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About 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.


Attractions Near New Mexico & Arizona Railroad Trail Trailhead

Sonoita Creek
Sonoita Creek2.51km from New Mexico & Arizona Railroad Trail Trailhead

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.

Sonoita Creek State Natural Area
Sonoita Creek State Natural Area9.28km from New Mexico & Arizona Railroad Trail Trailhead

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 Lake9.33km from New Mexico & Arizona Railroad Trail Trailhead

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.

Mission Los Santos Ángeles de Guevavi
Mission Los Santos Ángeles de Guevavi9.51km from New Mexico & Arizona Railroad Trail Trailhead

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.

Las Lagunas de Anza Wetlands
Las Lagunas de Anza Wetlands9.86km from New Mexico & Arizona Railroad Trail Trailhead

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.

Patagonia Lake State Park
Patagonia Lake State Park10.31km from New Mexico & Arizona Railroad Trail Trailhead

Patagonia Lake State Park was established in 1975 as a state park and is an ideal place to find whitetail deer roaming the hills and great blue herons walking the shoreline.The park offers a beach, picnic area with ramadas, tables & grills, a creek trail, boat ramps, a marina, and the Lakeside Market. There is a campground, boat-in camp sites, restrooms, showers, and a dump station. The Lakeside Market offers boat rentals, fishing licenses, bait, ice, and more.

Where is New Mexico & Arizona Railroad Trail Trailhead

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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.

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