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Patagonia, Arizona

Patagonia is a quaint hamlet that rests between the majestic Santa Rita Mountains and the beautiful Patagonia Mountains at the intersection of Harshaw and Sonoita Creeks. Set among rich foothills, valleys and towering trees, Patagonia has been called the "Jewel of the Sonoita Valley" because of its natural beauty and vitality.

Patagonia is an outdoor enthusiasts paradise offering many places to hike, bicycle, horseback ride, birdwatch, and four-wheel drive. The historic Arizona Trail runs through Patagonia, weaving its way to the beautiful hiking paths in the Santa Rita Mountains.

Patagonia is an internationally renowned "birdwatching" destination with visitors from around the world stopping here to see over 200 species of rare and exotic birds that migrate from Mexico to this southeastern tip of Arizona. The Nature Conservancy's Patagonia-Sonoita Creek Preserve is an extraordinary stop for birders and hikers alike with trails running along perennial streams. For those who love water activities, Patagonia Lake State Park is located just seven miles south of town.

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Patagonia Roadside Rest

Almost as well known as the Patagonia-Sonoita Creek Preserve, the Roadside Rest is the best place to look for the Rose-throated becard, varied bunting, Indigo bunting, and Zone-tailed hawk.

Patagonia, AZ Birdwatching



Patagonia Lake State Park

When you arrive at this man-made lake you won'

Patagonia, AZ Recreation

Nature Conservancy's Patagonia-Sonoita Creek Preserve

The Preserve is one of the best-known and most popular places for birding in the U.S. More birders have seen their first Gray hawks here than anywhere else. The streamside or riparian habitat found along Sonoita Creek contains some of the richest habitat remaining in Southern Arizona. More than 3

Patagonia, AZ Nature Preserves

Things to do near Patagonia, AZ

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