The Patagonia Train Track Trail is a loop trail that begins and ends in the Town of Patagonia, AZ. One half of the trail follows the old railbed of the New Mexico and Arizona Railroad, which was active from 1882 until 1962. After the trail leaves the railbed it circles around and returns to Patagonia passing through part of the Nature Conservancy and the Native Seed Search preserves. The entire trail is in the Sonoita Creek flood plain. Birding in the area is excellent. Weekly bird walks are available. The entire area around Patagonia is rich in the history of mining, ranching and the railroad.
Parking and Trail Access
The trail head is located in downtown Patagonia, Arizona. Patagonia is located on State Route 82 approximately 60 miles southeast of Tucson, Arizona. A trail sign is located at the depot in the center of Town. The restored depot is also the Patagonia Town Hall. The sign includes a description of the trail and a Map. A brochure about the trail can be obtained at the visitors center across the street on the South side. There is ample parking available in Patagonia.