Best Ways to Explore

the Canoa Heritage Area!

Plan a day trip!  Explore!  Repeat!


The best attractions are just minutes away from the Canoa Ranch Rest Area on I-19.   Check out the art/history display at this location to discover adventure ideas.

               Many of the attractions are                        connected by the 1,200 mile Juan Bautista de Anza National Historic Trail along the Santa Cruz River. 


From  Nogales to San Xavier, this natural wildlife and Indian trade trail has been shared by travelers for centuries, and the  Canoa Heritage Area is still making history!

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1   Historic Canoa Ranch  5 minutes  2.3 miles

2  Whipple Observatory   12 minutes 6.3 miles

3  Desert Meadows Park  7 minutes 5.7 miles

4  Canoa Preserve Park/Chuck Catino Softball Complex     

     14 minutes 9.5 miles

5  Madera Canyon  33 minutes 22.5 miles

Titan Missile Museum 10 minutes 9.8 miles

7   Asarco Mineral Discovery 16 minutes 13.7 miles

 Sahuarita Lake Park 15 minutes 14.1 miles

 Mission San Xavier 23 minutes 24.4 miles

10  Kitt Peak Observatory 13 80 minutes 62 miles

11   Rancho De La Osa  61 minutes 43.9 miles

12  Arivaca Old School House 39 minutes 29.3 miles

13  Buenos Aires Wildlife Refuge 37 minutes 27 miles

14  Arivaca Lake 47 minutes 31.4 miles

15 Tubac Presidio Historic Park 16 minutes 14.7 miles

16 Tumacácori Historical Park 17 minutes 16.7 miles

17  Rio Rico History Museum  25 minutes 24.6 miles

18  Los Lagunas de Anza 28 minutes 29.5 miles

19  Pimeria Alta Museum 34 minutes 35.6 miles


20  Green Valley Pecan 15 minutes 14.5 miles

21   San Xavier Co-Op Farm 22 minutes 23.3 miles

22  Buckelew Farm 53 minutes 45.7 miles

27  Equine Voices Rescue 8 minutes 4.9 miles



23  Desert Diamond Casinos 14 minutes 15.9 miles

24  Desert Diamond Casino/Hotel 23 minutes 18.6 miles

25  Casino of the Sun 32 minutes 28.2 miles

26  Casino Del Sol 32 minutes 28.2 miles

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Because you can't see it all in a day!

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