Updates on Geoffrey Platts & Cemetary Trails


Reprinted by permission of Aaron Mrotek, The Nature Conservancy…

The Geoffrey Platts Loop Trail is OPEN! On October 15, 2022, local volunteers worked together to clear and re-open the Geoffrey Platts Loop Trail for public use. Volunteers worked to brush back monsoon vegetation from the path, make the trail visible and safe, and complete minor trail erosion repairs.

To access the Geoffrey Platts Loop Trail from central Patagonia, head northwest on 4′” Avenue, take a left onto Pennsylvania Ave and continue onto Blue Haven Rd, and continue 0.7 miles to the trailhead on your right. The Platts loop Trail can also be accessed from a connector trail leaving the Paton Hummingbird Center.

SPECIAL THANKS go to the Friends of Sonoita Creek, the Mountain Empire Trail Association, the FOSC Dirtbags and the following individuals for their time and work on making this trail accessible for our community: John Hughes, Stu Evans, German Quiroga, Zay Hartigan, Tomas Jonson, Jonathan Smith, Alex Johnson, Gama Leyva, Bob Proctor, Ryan Egan , Cheridyn Egan,  Robin Kulibert, Kerry Schwartz, David Christiana, Gary Levine and Bob Brandt.

The Cemetary Trail has reopened!

On December 22, local volunteers worked together to clear and re-open the Cemetery Trail for public use. Volunteers worked to brush back vegetation from the path, make the trail visible and safe, and complete minor trail erosion repairs.

The Cemetery Trail can be accessed 150 feet west of Costello Or. & McKeown Ave. or from the cemetery southwest of town.

Special thanks go to the Friends of Sonoita Creek, the Mountain Empire Trail Association, The Pata gonia Museum and the Dirtbags and the following individuals for their time and work on making this trail accessible for our community: John Hughes, German Quiroga, Zay H Hartigan, Bob Proctor, Kerry Schwartz, David Christiana, Steve Finch, Bets Stover and Murphy Musick.