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Sonoita Creek State Natural Area

Central Arizona Region

Phone: 520-287-2791

Fax: 602-542-4188

Description

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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  • #2 of 20 things to do in Benson
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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...

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Beautiful

Unfortunately because of the Covid-19 the caverns were closed. Good camping spaced and a lot of openings.

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A "Must See" Attraction

The Kartchner Caverns are a "must see" attraction in southern Arizona. There are two tours to choose from, and both are truly awesome. The cave has been developed with a concrete path for the...

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