Sonoita Creek State Natural Area

Sonoita Creek is another favorite for enjoying laid-back hikes and gazing at local bird species. Enjoy the babbling sounds of the creek and the wildlife sights as you connect with nature through all your senses. Credit: Ravens-Way Wild Journeys

Ravens-Way Wild Journeys

With rolling green hills, you’ll forget that you’re in the desert! Stop here to enjoy the scenery and journey through the wilderness. You may see some of the area’s wildlife, such as butterflies, antelope jackrabbits, or the rare Gray Hawk.

Paton Center for Hummingbirds

As the name suggests, this center has recorded various species of hummingbirds and 247 other bird species in the area. Take a seat as various birds fly around you. Can’t wait? You can also catch a glimpse of rare bird sightings on their website!

Patagonia Train Track Trail

Only 2.5 miles roundtrip, this trail is perfect for beginners and those looking for a peaceful stroll in nature. Bring your friend, dog, or horse, and enjoy the great outdoors!

Patagonia Lake State Park

From boating, to birding, to a day at the beach – there’s something for everyone! Patagonia Lake State Park is also a haven for endangered species, so you’re sure to see plenty of birds and plants specific to the area. Credit: Ravens-Way Wild Journeys

Patagonia-Sonoita Creek Preserve

As a well-known birding spot, Sonoita Creek Preserve is the perfect place to stop and enjoy nature. You’ll find many unique and rarely-seen bird species here and can enjoy 3 miles of beginner trails.

Las Cienegas National Conservation Area

Enjoy listening to the soft babble of the Cienega Creek and the rustle of the lush vegetation in this Southern Arizona nature experience. Get your walking shoes on and your camera ready!

Geoffrey Platts Trail

After a closure due to erosion and overgrown brush, the Geoffrey Platts Trail has been brought back to life and welcomes hiking enthusiasts, bird watchers, and anyone who likes to spend time in a bio-diverse wilderness!

Borderlands Wildlife Preserve

Whether you want a guided nature walk or to explore on your own, this wildlife preserve is a globally significant biodiversity hotspot and a must-see during your trip. You might even get a glimpse of deer, foxes, or javelinas!

Arizona Trail

Hiking enthusiasts must hike a portion of the Arizona Trail at least once in their life! Your trip to the Sky Islands region is the perfect opportunity. Only 3 miles outside of Patagonia, you’ll find access to the historic Arizona Trail. Take Harshaw Road east of Patagonia about 3 miles, until you see the Arizona Trail sign.