Patagonia-Sonoita Scenic Drive: Corona de Tucson to Nogales

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Mount Wrightson Wilderness

Patagonia-Sonoita Scenic Drive: Corona de Tucson to Nogales is a 55.6 mile lightly trafficked point-to-point trail located near Elgin, Arizona that offers scenic views and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for scenic driving and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

Distance: 55.6 miles Elevation Gain: 3,940 feet Route Type: Point to Point

dog friendly

scenic driving


Tue Feb 05 2019

how is this a hiking trail?

scenic driving
Mon Dec 04 2017

Definitely a nice drive for sure. Been down this road many times thru the years. Whether it's from I-10, or the cutoff to Corona, or coming over Box canyon. It's a nice drive from any of those spots. The Sonoita side is so much different from the Santa Cruz valley. Like night and day. Cactus and mesquites on the Santa Cruz side and oaks and grass lands on the Sonoita side. Sonoita southwest to Nogales is an equally nice drive too. Worth your time to do a nice loop along here.

scenic driving
Thu Mar 10 2011

Pretty much an ideal byway for expriencing and enjoying the landscape of southern Arizona - Desert, hills, arroyos, mountains. I've enjoyed this ride several times. It has been years since I stopped at the Steakout restaurant in Sonoita, but I hear it is very much as I remember it - good food and atmosphere - and it has been run by the same family for 32 years.

Sat Mar 23 2019