The Floating Stone Casitas is just off the Anza Trail, and nearby hiking in Tubac and the Santa Cruz River Valley and Santa Rita Mountains is abundant.
Juan Bautista de Anza National Historic Trail
Everyone mount up!” A familiar call from Spanish Lt. Colonel Juan Bautista de Anza. In 1776, as Americans fought for independence in the East, Anza led more than 240 people over 1200 miles to settle Alta California. It was the first overland route established to connect New Spain with San Francisco. Walk in their footsteps from Nogales, Arizona to San Francisco.
Madera Canyon – Santa Rita Mountains
With lofty mountain peaks, forested slopes, seasonal streams, and an amazing variety of plants and wildlife, Madera Canyon has become a popular recreational destination. Madera’s hiking trails are applauded throughout the Southwest, and vary from paved, handicap-accessible trails and gentle walking paths in the lower canyon, to steep, expert trails leading to the top of 9,453-foot Mt. Wrightson.