Juan Bautista de Anza, Captain of the Tubac Presidio, left Culiacan, Mexico in the summer of 1775 on a journey that would forever secure his role in the history of California. The Juan Bautista de Anza National Historic Trail, authorized by Congress on August 15, 1990, recognizes the story of this journey.
Free Hiker's ShuttlesDon't want to walk eight miles round-trip for your hike between Tubac and Tumacácori? The park will provide a free shuttle for hikers on the third Saturday of the month, October 2022 through March 2023. From 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon, a small bus will run continuously between the Tumacácori visitor center parking lot and the Anza Trail trailhead next to the Tubac Presidio State Historic Park. Dogs on leash are allowed in the van. Reservations are not necessary.
The trail is great for hikers, horses, and pets (not inside the mission grounds).
Land Ownership and Easements
Use of the trail outside of the National Park is provided as a courtesy by private owners. Users of the trail must respect the private property surrounding it.
Health And Safety
Drink plenty of water. Weather is most often hot, and very dry. Bring at least one quart of drinking water per person.
If you observe any illegal border-related activity, do not intervene. Note your location and leave the area immediately. Call 911 or report it to a ranger as quickly as possible.
If you're already in the mission grounds, follow the sidewalk toward the orchard to find the trail connector. If you're nearby and want to bring a pet, you'll find the appropraite trailhead at a parking lot just north of the visitor center.
Last updated: August 12, 2022