It’s Member Monday! Every Monday we feature a member of the Sky Islands Tourism Association. These are the small businesses and non-profits that make our Sky Islands communities of Patagonia, Sonoita, and Elgin an incredible place to visit! Local potter […]

Member Monday – Shooting Star Pottery


After a year of waiting and hoping we are thrilled to announce that the Benderly – Kendall Opera House will be opening its doors this fall. Stay tuned! More information to follow soon. 

The Gates Are Opening Soon


According to the experts at the Sky Islands Alliance, the Sky Islands we hold near and dear are a magical place indeed. Did you know more than 7,000 species of plants and animals—including over half of the birds in North […]

What ARE the Sky Islands?


Written by Louie Dombroski, Tucson Audubon’s Paton Center for Hummingbirds Birder-in-Residence. Migration has subsided at the Paton Center for Hummingbirds, and now baby birds of resident species such as Abert’s Towhees and Song Sparrows have left their nests and are […]

Latest from The Paton Center in Patagonia



Construction has been completed this spring on Phase 2 of the Train Track Trail (TTT) that now connects the town of Patagonia with the Arizona National Scenic Trail (AZT) at Casa Blanca Canyon. The TTT was originally envisioned by Betsy […]

New Route Connects Patagonia to the AZ Trail



A tale of a day trip told by Cindy Barks. Reprinted by permission of the fine folks at TravelAwaits.com. Equal parts outdoor hotspot and artsy Western outpost, Patagonia, Arizona, packs an improbable number of fun attractions into its community of […]

How To Spend A Day In Quirky Patagonia


Did you know that the Borderlands Wildlife Preserve has two amazing trails to explore?! The Smith Canyon Loop (2.29-mile loop) and Cross Corridor Trail (4.12 mile out and back). Both trails are rated easy to moderate and with the weather […]

News from Borderlands Wildlife Preserve



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