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Sonoita Creek State Natural Area

Located in: Central Arizona Region


Phone: 520-287-2791

Fax: 602-542-4188

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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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I’ve been to a number of caves in the USA, national parks and others, and none compare to Kartchner. The presentation and preservation of the cave system are second to none. Beyond that, the...

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Best Cave Tour Ever

There are two cavern tours available at this park and we took the Big Room Tour (available from mid-October to mid-April). While it may not be the biggest or most treasure filled cave in the US, we...

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Great tour

Buy your tickets on line to save parking fee. Also very busy so if you drive there without a reservation they my be booked for all tours .Drove from East side of Tucson took about one hour. Short...

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