• Sunlight illuminates the top of historic Mission San José de Tumacácori church.


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  • Anza Trail Impassable in Areas

    Due to a large flood event, sections of the Anza Trail between the mission grounds and Tubac are impassable to both hikers and horses. Visitors may use the trail north to the first river crossing, but travel beyond that point is not recommended.

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    In compliance with the Code of Federal Regulations and Superintendent's Compendium, Tumacácori prohibits pets from all government buildings and the mission grounds. More »


The wealth of Tumacácori, such as it was along the frontier of New Spain, lay in its cattle and livestock. Ranching was an important economic and cultural driver in the region.

Guevavi Ranch
The first working livestock ranch in what is today the State of Arizona, it was established by Juan Bautista de Anza in 1728 near the Guevavi Mission. After having been an working cattle rance for over 250 years, it is today operated as a bed and breakfast known as Hacienda Corona.

San Mateo Ranch
Established about 1730 by Captain Juan Bautista de Anza, the San Mateo Ranch was located where the Río Rico golf course is today, near the Calabazas Mission.

Sicurisuta Ranch
Located at what is today Peña Blanca Lake, the Sicurisuta Ranch was established by Juan Bautista de Anza in the 1730's.

Sópori Ranch
Just west of the town of Amado, Arizona, the Sópori Ranch, established by Juan Bautista de Anza in the early 1730's is still an operating ranch today.

Santa Barbara Ranch
Located in the San Luis Valley on the upper Santa Cruz River about ten miles south of the present international border between Arizona and Mexico, the Santa Barbara Ranch was established by Diego Romero in 1726 or 1727.

Santa Ana Ranch
Santa Ana was an estancia, or ranching community (and still is) south of Magdalena, Sonora.

Did You Know?

Father Kino

Father Eusebio Franciso Kino established more than twenty missions among the O'odham Indians of the Pimería Alta between 1687 and 1711.