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.
In compliance with the Code of Federal Regulations and Superintendent's Compendium, Tumacácori prohibits pets from all government buildings and the mission grounds. More »
Located above the heat of the low desert, Tumacácori National Historical Park is in the mesquite highlands, close to 3,300 feet in elevation, where temperatures are five to ten degrees cooler than Tucson or Phoenix. Visiting the park in this moderate climate is pleasurable during any season of the year but remember to prepare accordingly. Bring layered clothing and drink plenty of water.
Check the 7-day forecast for current conditions.
Heavy but generally brief rainstorms descend upon southern Arizona during July and August in the afternoons. Be prepared but enjoy this unique weather phenomenon!
Survive the Sun
Many people are not acclimated to the temperatures of the Sonoran Desert. In all seasons, whether walking or day hiking, follow these tips to conserve your internal water reserves:
Reduce Your Activity
Drink Your Water
Reduce Alcohol & Caffeine Intake
Protect Your Body
Did You Know?
Soldiers of New Spain's frontier who protected the missions were known as soldados de cuera, or "soldiers of the leather jacket."