Sonoita Creek State Natural Area
Established in 1994, Sonoita Creek State Natural Area's mission is to preserve this fragile riparian area and its surrounding environment. Encompassing a major portion of the Sonoita Creek and Coal Mine Spring watersheds, this is the State of Arizona's first significant Natural Area. The Natural Area protects not only the endangered Gila Topminnow and several special-status birds, but also historical and cultural relics. Low impact recreations such as hiking, and bird watching co-exist with education and scientific research of Sonoita Creek State Natural Area.
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AMAZING Kartchner Caverns State park
Amazing cabins at Kartchner Caverns State park. Cave tour was FANTASTIC! Please make reservations for both cave tours/ cabins and campgrounds PRIOR to your visit, or you may not get them. I made...
Foothills Loop Trail Hike
Kartchner Caverns State Park is located about halfway between Benson, AZ and Sierra Vista, AZ. There is a $7 per car entry fee for the State Park. On this trip we hiked the Foothills Loop trail which...
Unfortunately because of the Covid-19 the caverns were closed. Good camping spaced and a lot of openings.
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