Located at 11570 N. Oracle Road/Highway 77 at mile marker 81, the park is at the base of the Santa Catalina Mountains. Hiking trails are accessible from the park including the Romero Canyon Trail, which leads to a beautiful area with clear pools shaded by sycamore and oak trees. Guided bird walks, wildflower walks, and nature hikes are available weekly through winter and spring months. Horseback riding trails, camping, picnic tables, and grills are also available. Admission fee (members free).
Located approximately 45 miles south of Tucson. I-19 to exits 40 and 34. Tubac was once the site of a Spanish presidio built to protect nearby missions and settlements. Take a tour of the Tubac Presidio State Historic Park. Modern Tubac is known as an artists’ community with more than 80 shops, galleries, and restaurants. The town sponsors a multi-day art festival in February and Luminaria night in December.
Located 73 miles southwest of Tucson, Tombstone is known as “the town too tough to die.” Now a National Historic Site, its attractions include the Bird Cage Theater, Boothill Graveyard, Camillus Fly Studio, OK Corral, and Rose Tree Museum. Tombstone Courthouse Museum exhibits recall the turbulent 1880’s period of Arizona history. Admission fees to attractions.v
Located 48 miles south of Tucson. I-19 to exit 29 near Tubac. The park preserves three 18th century Spanish mission ruins: Tumacacori, Guevavi, and Calabaza missions, which were established by Father Eusebio Kino. At Tumacacori, visitors find the adobe church, museum, mission garden, and other adobe ruins. Living History Tours are available by appointment. “La Fiesta de Tumacacori”, a free multicultural celebration, takes place the first weekend of December. Admission fee.