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A huge round of thanks goes to the Community Foundation for Southern Arizona for the grant provided to the Sky Islands Tourism Association by the South32 Hermosa Community Fund. The funds will be used over the coming year to keep […]

Sending Our Thanks for Their Generosity


According to the folks at BestPlaces.net, the climate in the Sky Islands really is something to write home about. They profiled Patagonia (as the only incorporated town in the area) and concluded that this is “one of the more pleasant […]

The Sky Islands’ Climate is Worth Bragging About


A southern Arizona oasis for boating, fishing and birding Story credit goes to Scott Craven of the Arizona Republic When the sign suddenly pops up along a two-lane highway carved through Arizona’s wine country, you wonder if it’s a mistake. […]

Escape to Patagonia Lake State Park


Reprinted with his permission For another safe way to explore Arizona beauty, consider a scenic drive. We’ve got some special gems in this state. All officially designated scenic and historic highways are featured in my next book but that won’t […]

Roger Naylor: A Trip To The Sky Islands



Reprinted by permission of Dressed in multi-pocketed beige vests and big hats, a group of elderly tourists gathered on a recent bright spring day at the edge of the Patagonia-Sonoita Creek Preserve in southern Arizona. Behind them, a dry-erase board […]

Flash Forward to 21st Century Patagonia


The Arizona Trail Association recently kicked off a massive undertaking near the town of Patagonia to reroute 32 miles of the Arizona Trail to avoid paved and dirt roads by constructing a safe, scenic path for all non-motorized trail users. […]

FYI: Revamping the Arizona Trail


The Paton Center just grew, by 5 acres! After 4 years of ongoing work with The Nature Conservancy, Tucson Audubon Society now owns the Paton Creekside Cuckoo Corridor instead of just managing it for TNC. That’s 5 new acres to bird and explore with an […]

Excellent News For Our Local Birders


Mountain biking in the Mountain Empire varies from groomed dirt roads to technical single track.  Here are three scenic rides you might like to try. Harshaw Loop This is an easy 13 mile loop that includes pavement and dirt road.  […]

3 Great Rides in the Sky Islands



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