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?
Arizona takes its name from a ranch of the same name, meaning "the good oak tree" in Basque, established by Bernardo de Urrea in 1735 in the rugged, mountain country about forty miles southwest of Tumacácori.