Region Information

Communities

  • Nogales
  • Tubac
  • Tumacacori
  • Sonoita
  • Rio Rico
  • Patagonia
  • Elgin
  • Amado

Prominent Landscapes

  • Santa Rita Mountains/Mt Wrightson
  • Patagonia Mountains
  • Tumacacori Mountains
  • Mustang Mountains
  • Pajarito Mountains & Sycamore Canyon
  • Atascosa Mountain
  • Canelo Hills
  • Santa Cruz River
  • Sonoita Creek
  • Babocomari Creek
  • San Rafael Grasslands
  • Box Canyon
  • Sycamore Canyon

What do to Outside

Visit the websites for the public lands listed above for opportunities and more information.

Notable Wildlife

  • Gould’s wild turkey
  • Elegant trogon
  • Gray hawk
  • Coues white-tailed deer
  • Pronghorn antelope
  • Mountain lion
  • Ringtail
  • Hognosed, striped, hooked, and spotted skunks
  • Black-tailed and Mojave rattlesnakes
  • Green ratsnake
  • Greater Short-horned Lizard
  • Sonora mud turtle
  • Canyon tree frog

Signature Habitats

  • Madrean evergreen woodlands
  • Interior chaparral
  • Cottonwood -willow  riparian forest
  • Mesquite bosque
  • Semi-desert and Plains Grasslands
  • Oak-Juniper-Sycamore riparian forests

Weather

Highest Point: Mount Wrightson: 9,453 ft

70°
and clear

Lowest Point: Santa Cruz River: 3,020 ft

84°
and clear
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