to Santa Cruz Valley.com - An Unofficial
Visitors Guide to the ARIZONA towns
and cities of Sahuarita, Green Valley, Amado, Tubac, Tumacacori,
Rio Rico, Nogales, Arivaca, Patagonia, Sonoita, and Elgin
This site will preview many of the towns and cities
in the Santa Cruz Valley, in Southern Arizona.
The Santa Cruz Valley is rich in history, culture,
wildlife, and one of the most beautiful places on earth. The
Santa Cruz Valley Heritage Alliance (no affiliation)
includes towns and cities as far north as Marana (their Santa
Cruz River overpass is beautiful), Catalina, and Tucson.
These places are in and very much connected to the history of the
Santa Cruz River Valley, though at this time on and on this site
we will feature only those places listed from San
Xavier del Bac Mission (just south of the Tucson city limits)
to Nogales; and
also east to Elgin
and west to Arivaca.
For information on Tucson, you can visit DiscoverTucson.org,
though we will feature Tucson slideshows below. Enjoy our hundreds
of photos of the Santa Cruz Valley below.
From Tucson, it is an easy and beautiful
drive south on I-19 to Green
then on down to visit the old mission at Tumacácori National
Historical Park. The frontage road from Tubac
is an easy way to get to Carmen and Tumacacori. On the other side
of the Santa Rita Mountains and San Cayetano Mountains, down Highway
82, is ARIZONA'S
WINE COUNTRY - Sonoita - Elgin, and Patagonia.
Traveling south on Highway 82, from Patagonia,
you will enter Nogales,
Arizona's Gateway to Mexico.
Horseback Riding in Tubac, Arizona
SANTA CRUZ VALLEY, AZ
We will be adding information, pictures/photos, and
videos to this site as we ourselves explore the endless beauty and
places of interest in Southern
Arizona'sSanta Cruz Valley.