Patagonia is a mecca for outdoor enthusiasts as well as those just looking for a cooler quieter place to get away. Nestled on Sonoita Creek between the Patagonia Mountains and the Santa Rita’s, at 4050 feet elevation it enjoys pleasantly moderate temperatures, averaging about 7 degrees cooler than Tucson and 12-14 degrees cooler than Phoenix. It is a gateway community for the Arizona Trail AND HAS local trails for shorter jaunts. It is only a few miles from Patagonia Lake, one of the premier parks in the state system. The Nature Conservancy manages the world-renowned Patagonia-Sonoita Creek Preserve at the edge of town . Camping, boating, fishing mountain biking and bird-watching, in the park, in the town and throughout the area are cool, enjoyable and accessible year-round.
Patagonia’s tree lined central park is a great spot for festivals and events including the Town’s popular butterfly garden and shaded picnic tables. The main streets sport a number of galleries and shops catering to shoppers seeking that special artisan-crafted gift. Once a mining and cattle center, the town has recreated itself as a haven for artists, artisans, and nature lovers.
RV parks, bed and breakfasts and a local motel offer lodging in town within an easy walk of restaurants and shops as well as the Arizona Trailhead and the preserve. The Patagonia Library welcomes visitors and offers traveler friendly services. To get here come down Interstate 10 on scenic AZ Route 83 and then right on AZ Route 82 from Sonoita. If you would rather participate in some cross-border commerce bring your passport and we are North just 18 miles from Nogales AZ on AZ 82.
For more details or to book a reservation go to the Business Association website at: http://www.patagoniaaz.com/We believe in Dark Skies so we wont leave the light on for you, but we welcome your visit and are confident that you will keep coming back!!