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


Reprinted by permission of the Tucson Audubon Society With temperatures still often dipping into the 20’s just before sunrise at the Paton Center, it’s encouraging to see a few signs of spring. The Curve-billed Thrasher has replaced its whisper song […]

Signs of Spring at the Paton Center?


  Spring Seeker – Be a Spring Seeker and carry our simple survey form on your smartphone when you’re hiking.  If you find water, complete the survey to easily alert Sky Island Alliance about the spring’s condition and guide where we work to protect […]

Sky Island Alliance – Opportunities to Help



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


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



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