New Mexico & Arizona Railroad Trail

Arizona

New Mexico & Arizona Railroad Trail Facts

States: Arizona
Counties: Santa Cruz
Length: 5 miles
Trail end points: Sonoita Creek State Natural Area and Sonoita Creek State Natural Area
Trail surfaces: Dirt
Trail category: Rail-Trail
ID: 6015205
Trail activities: Horseback Riding, Walking

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New Mexico & Arizona Railroad Trail Description

The New Mexico & Arizona Railroad Trail, also known as the Railroad Grade Trail, is a rustic hiking and equestrian trail in the Sonoita Creek State Natural Area outside of Patagonia, Arizona. The area provides prime habitat for birds, including rare ones, best viewed in March through September or late April through May. Winter is the best time to see sparrows and occasional southern vagrants, such as rufous-backed robins. Entrance fees apply.

Parking and Trail Access

The Sonoita Creek State Natural Area is located along the town limits of Patagonia, Arizona. From town, take Blue Heaven Road to the visitor center, or call (520) 287-2791.

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