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Patagonia-Sonoita Creek Preserve

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Address: 150 Blue Heaven Rd, Patagonia, AZ 85624
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+1 520-394-2400

A lush 770-acre habitat where both bird and plant life are abundant.

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Desert at its best

A bit more rain and earlier than usual has awakened the desert plants. Flowers and pollinators abound. Sunrises and sunsets worth observing. Many come to photograph or paint or... read more

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Rottach-Egern, Germany
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A bit more rain and earlier than usual has awakened the desert plants. Flowers and pollinators abound. Sunrises and sunsets worth observing. Many come to photograph or paint or just drink in such pastels. Easy hiking. For amateurs, stay on the trails. Nature teaches constant awareness including through use of snakes that in some areas off the trails are abundant... More 

Thank RMJ11
Sierra Vista
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was the first time we went there and absolutely loved it. Volunteers were very friendly and helpful as to what hike to take. There are several short, and you can combine them to make them longer, which we did. It is great for birding and wildlife. The creek was running, and it was so pretty and relaxing. We saw... More 

Thank Jhurd6
Phoenix, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2017

This is a popular stop for the birders. Nice enough place managed by the TNC and staffed with volunteers.

Thank oldtravelinggolfer
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 169 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 January 2017

There is a cost if you are not a Nature Conservancy Member ($6) but it goes for a good cause. There are numerous trails that run along the creek or in the open or wooded areas. Very peaceful. We were there on a cold January day and didn't see too much but still enjoyed the walks and saw a few... More 

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Fargo, North Dakota
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382 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 January 2017

We hiked here twice and discovered that once we got very far on the Sonoita Creek Trail that it was easy to lose the trail unless we kept our eyes open for the cairns. This was especially true when we crossed the Creek and were looking for the Coal Mine Springs Trail (it is to the left). When we were... More 

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Reviewed 3 January 2017

The Nature Conservancy maintains easy trails through the woods and along Soniota Creek. It was a easy Christmas Eve Day amble.

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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 December 2016

This Nature Conservancy property is remarkable for its diversity. Set along Sonoita Creek, trails meander through the property. We saw a few birds, including a stunning Vermillion Flycatcher, a few javelinas and several herds of small white-tailed deer. Support the Nature Conservancy even if you can't visit their properties.

Thank Tiz108
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

This was a lovely place to take a stroll along the ok'd railroad line on Sonoita Creek. We also did the Geoffrey Platt trail and the Patten trail. Be sure and take water on the Platt trail. It's up and down and there's little shade. Well worth it.

Thank Tiz56
Scottsdale, Arizona
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Reviewed 22 September 2016

Great nature trails and well informed docents. Enjoyed the morning walk.Multiple trails with the longest being approx 2 1/2 Miles.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 June 2016 via mobile

We saw turkeys before we even entered the gates! The trails are beautiful and shady and the creek is pretty. Really nice, easy hikes with lots of birds and wildlife.

1 Thank BlackBeltOjibwa

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