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

    Tumacácori

    National Historical Park Arizona

Event Details

  • Multiple Days: 12/28/2012, 01/25/2013, 02/22/2013, 03/29/2013

    Location: Meet at Visitor Center Time: 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM Fee Information: Park Entrance Fee Applies

In October 1775, over 240 adventurous residents of New Spain and their livestock set off from what is now southern Arizona to colonize present-day San Francisco,CA. Juan Bautista de Anza, the charismatic captain of the Presidio of Tubac, led this 1300-mile trek. The expedition traveled along existing indigenous trails sometimes enlisting assistance from the tribal communities along the way. This route is known today as the Juan Bautista de Anza National Historic Trail.

Please join National Park Service Ranger Al Watson for a walk on the Anza Trail and learn more about the fascinating history of the expedition and the hardships endured by these intrepid travelers. The Anza Trail History Walks are scheduled for December through March on the last Friday of each month (December 28, January 25, February 22,and March 29). The 1.5-hour walks will leave the Tumacácori Visitor Centerat 10:30 a.m. and will follow the level, unpaved trail to the Santa CruzRiver. The total distance is approximately ½ mile. Participants will need comfortable walking shoes and water