Contributed by Dez Diamond; Arizona Bicycle Association (BikeAZ.org). GREEN VALLEY, Arizona – Green Valley cyclists and roadies can leave their front doors for a wild western bike ride that will be as scenic as it is challenging. Perhaps the most unique ride in our state, the ride to Arivaca will … Continue reading
Recently, Jim, Ms. Rosemary and I (Ms. Karen) headed down to Arivaca to explore the Buenos Aires National Wildlife Refuge, and the Arivaca Creek Trail, also part of BANWR, where the ruins of the Wilbur-Cruce Ranch are. The Refuge comprises over 171,000 acres of grasslands, cottonwood wetlands, and sycamore canyons. … Continue reading
The I-19 corridor south of Tucson is hard to beat for a leisurely day trip from Tucson, enjoying art, culture, history, and excellent Mexican cuisine. There is so much to see and do between Tucson and the Mexican border that we recommend you start early. When we take guests on … Continue reading
The Buenos Aires National Wildlife Refuge is a hidden gem. Its visitor center is located 5 miles from the little enclave of Arivaca, Arizona. In its totality, the refuge encompasses over 100,000 acres, and includes Brown Canyon at the base of the Baboquivari Mountains which were purchased to protect endangered … Continue reading
The road from Amado to Arivaca winds through rolling, mesquite-covered hills. It’s obviously very popular with cyclists, motor and otherwise.
Just before we arrived in town, we came to the Buenos Aires National Wildlife Refuge where, by appointment, we met and interviewed Richard Conway, a local geologist and Mary Scott, a seasoned birdwatcher and wildlife photographer.