Fred Lawrence Whipple Observatory

Tubac’s out-of-this-world attraction offers visitors a chance to take in breathtaking views of the surrounding area and the opportunity to explore the galaxy through a number of exhibits and tours. Call in advance!

Madera Canyon

This natural site is truly breathtaking and offers visitors a place to picnic, learn, hike, and explore. Choose from a variety of trails and ask volunteers which points are the best for spotting unique birds like the Elegant Trogon. 

Anza Historic Trail

Travel along 4.5 miles of scenery on this historic trail located between the Tubac Presidio Historic Park and the Tumacacori Historic Park. Here, Juan Bautista de Anza led a group of settlers on a path to present-day San Francisco. 

Tubac Nature Center

If you are looking to experience Tubac’s natural wonders, make this your first stop. These knowledgeable volunteers will give you specialized exploration tips and answer any questions you may have about the Santa Cruz Valley ecosystem.