Native Americans, Spaniards, Mexicans, ranchers, miners, and Jesuit priests have all inhabited this land over the past five hundred years. Now Patagonia is a tourist destination and naturalist’s playground. Visit in mid-April for Patagonia Trail Day. For more information, stop at the Visitor Center (299 McKeown Ave.).


Access

  • Mile 52.8 – The trail goes through the town.
  • Patagonia Map on bottom.

Elevation

  • 4,055

Population

  • 913

Post Office

  • 100 N Taylor Ln, 85624, (800) 275-8777

Grocery

  • Red Mountain Foods (347 McKeown Ave.), (520) 394-2786. This friendly grocery store has a full line of quality produce (much of it organic) as well as organic dairy products, dried fruits and nuts, pantry staples, vitamins, and natural body care products. Open Monday through Saturday from 8 am to 7 pm and Sunday from 9 am to 6 pm. Cash only.
  • Patagonia Market (292 Naugle Ave.) (520) 394-2962. Mini-mart with staples.

Food

  • Velvet Elvis (292 Naugle Ave.), (520) 394-2102. Stone baked, whole wheat crust pizza with an unusual variety of toppings, freshly pressed juices, organic salads, organic and biodynamic wines, and imported beers.
  • Wild Horse Restaurant (303 McKeown Ave.), (520) 394-2344. This comfortable dining room, located in the Stage Stop Hotel, is where folks go for home cooking. Open daily from 6 am to 9 pm. Owners Lynne and Gerry are Trail Angels for hikers; arranging transportation, receiving and shipping packages, providing laundry services, or whatever else may be needed.
  • MJ’s Restaurant (328 Naugle Ave), (520) 987-0878
  • Ovens of Patagonia (277 W McKeown Ave.), (520) 394-2330. Right on the Arizona Trail, this bakery, deli and gift shop has tasty treats for the long-distance traveler!
  • Wagon Wheel Saloon (400 Naugle Ave.), (520) 394-2433. Cold beers and bar fare – try the Mexican pizza. Will accept and hold packages for trail users.

Lodging

  • Stage Stop Inn (303 McKeown Ave.), (520) 394-2211. The Stage Stop Inn stands on the actual site of the Patagonia Stage Stop on the old Butterfield Trail. Relax in the comfy chairs by the fireplace and grab a bite to eat at Wild Horse Restaurant. Ask for the Arizona Trail discount.
  • Sky Island Retreat (61 Red Rock Dr.), (520) 604-6679, kpasierb1@gmail.com
    Two beds, full private bath and private entrance 0.8 miles from Harshaw Trailhead.
  • There are many unique B & B’s, casitas, guest ranches, and rooms for rent in the Patagonia area, visit patagoniaaz.com for more information and rates.

Urgent Care

  • Canyon Vista Medical Center Emergency Room, (5700 AZ-90, Sierra Vista), 24 hrs, (520) 263-2000 (Sierra Vista is the nearest hospital to Patagonia)

Bike Rental

  • Patagon Bike Rental, (520) 604-0258. Rentals, parts, and service.

Coffee

  • Gathering Ground (319 Mckeown Ave.), (520) 394-2009. Breakfast and coffee, free WiFi.
  • Ovens of Patagonia (277 W McKeown Ave.), (520) 394-2330. (see listing under Food)

Area Attractions

  • The Nature Conservancy’s Patagonia-Sonoita Creek Preserve (150 Blue Heaven Rd.), (520) 394-2400. The Preserve is one of the best-known and most popular destinations for birding in the Southwest. The riparian habitat found along Sonoita Creek contains some of the richest habitat remaining in Southern Arizona. More than 300 species migrate, nest, and live in this critical habitat.
  • Patagonia Lake State Park (400 Patagonia Lake Rd.), (520) 287-6965. Hiking trails, rental boats, campground, day use area, and picnic ramadas await you in the Park, which also offers beach access and regularly scheduled hiking bird tours and pontoon boat birding tours.
  • Tucson Audubon’s Paton Center for Hummingbirds (477 Pennsylvania Ave) 520-394-2340
    One of the most popular birding destinations in Arizona, the Paton Center is located on the edge of town and is a great place to rest and enjoy the spectacular birds of Patagonia.

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