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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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Absolutely Breathtaking

Headed here for a visit as we happened to be in the area. There are two tours available. We went on the Rotunda/Throne Room Tour. The other is the Big Room Tour. Pricing and other pertinent...

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Second trip to the caverns

After visiting the caverns years ago I had the opportunity to take a friend to see them. I was amazed for the second time and know that she was also. The tours are a small size and the guides are...

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Headlamp Tour

This is our third time to the caverns so we did one of the day tours and then returned for the night tour. It wasn't quite what we expected however it still was fantastic. With you having a helmet...

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