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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Unfortunately because of the Covid-19 the caverns were closed. Good camping spaced and a lot of openings.
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...
Impressive but no cameras allowed
We are Canadian Snowbirds who have visited the Caves twice in the past ten years. Each time we've done a day trip from Phoenix (2 hr trip each way) and found it well worthwhile. Book your...
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