Arivaca Cienega Trail

Length: 1.25 miles 

Location of trail: 0.25 miles east of Arivaca 

Surface: Boardwalk and packed dirt 

Difficulty: Easy 

This trail provides opportunities to see abundant bird life in a rare desert wetland. The trailhead has picnic tables and restrooms. The Cienega is open to explore at your leisure or you can join Tucson Audubon for a free guided bird walk November through April on the first Saturday of each month at 8:00 a.m. starting at the trailhead. Contact Rob Rutledge by phone at 520-609-9675 or by email at for more information

Arivaca Creek Trail 

Location of trail: 2 miles west of Arivaca 

This trail meanders along the seasonal stream beneath towering cottonwoods. 

Mustang Trail

Length: 5 miles, loop 

Location of trail: Branches off the Arivaca Creek trail, 0.25 miles downstream from the trailhead 

Difficulty: Hard 

This rugged trail climbs El Cerro, a small mountain with steep sections at the top.  

Driving Loop  

Length: 10 miles 

Location of trail: Follow signs off the entry road just south of headquarters 

Difficulty: High clearance vehicles recommended due to washboard conditions 

Pronghorn Drive circles through open grassland with sweeping views of the Altar Valley.  

Aguirre Lake Trail

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Arivaca Cienega Nature Trail

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Arivaca Creek Trail

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Brown Canyon Arch Trail

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Jaguar Canyon Trail

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