San Pedro House Interpretive Loop
Phone: (520) 458-3559
This short interpretive loop trail begins at the San Pedro House, a historic ranch house restored by the Friends of the San Pedro River and now housing a bookstore and gift shop. From the house, the trail passes the Big Cottonwood Tree, abandoned agricultural fields, Garden Wash, the Kingfisher Pond, a dry Ox Bow, and Linear Pools, which provide habitat for turtles, frogs and fish. San Pedro River Trail Complex At the San Pedro House information is available on the long-distance trail complex that is being developed to parallel the river through the San Pedro Riparian National Conservation Area. When completed this trail will be approximately 30 miles long.
Sections of this trail are as follows:
- Fairbank Section, Trailhead at Fairbank, 2 miles, north to Willow Wash
- Charleston Section, Trailhead at Charleston, north to Boquillas Ranch (5.8 miles) or Fairbank (8 miles)
- Clanton Section, Trailhead Hwy 90 across from San Pedro House, north to Escapule Rd. (3.6 miles)
- Del Valle Section, Trailhead San Pedro House, south to Hereford Rd. (8.5 miles)
- Hereford Section, Trailhead Hereford Rd., now on the west side of the river, south of the new bridge. Trail passes under the bridge.
- Palominas Section, Trailhead NCA entrance just south of Hwy 92, south to Mexican border. (Watch out for people- and drug-smugglers. Not a recommended route) (4 miles)