National Natural Landmarks

Canelo Hills Cienega

Canelo Hills Cienega
Canelo Hills Cienega

Canelo Hills Cienega contains the least disturbed extensive southwestern desert wet grasslands (cienega) along the United States-Mexican border. The site supports one of two known populations of Canelo lady's tresses, and is one of several areas that support the native, rare Gila chub and Gila sucker.

Location: Santa Cruz County, AZ ; Santa Cruz County, AZ

Year designated: 1974

Acres: 98

Ownership: Private

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