• Increase font size
  • Decrease font size
  • Print
  • RSS
  • Historic Canoa Ranch


    The Raul M. Grijalva Canoa Ranch Conservation Park

    5375 S. I-19 Frontage Road
    Green Valley, AZ 85614
    Phone: 520-724-5000


    Entry gate is open dawn to dusk, 7 days a week, for Canoa Lake, the cienega, the pollinator garden and access to the Anza Trail.

    Historic Compound Open: Tuesdays – Saturdays, 8:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

    Historic Buildings Open: Tuesdays – Saturdays, 8:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

    Parks and Amenities Interactive Map
    Get driving directions 
    Follow us on Facebook at Historic Canoa Ranch!

    The Raúl M. Grijalva Canoa Ranch Conservation Park comprises 4,800 acres of the original San Ignacio de la Canoa Grant. Historic Canoa Ranch is listed in the National Register of Historic Places.


    10th Anniversary of Historic Canoa Ranch Public Programming Lecture Series
    Saturday, March 25

    Archaeology and History of Canoa Ranch
    Tuesday, March 21

    April Fools Day with Shakespeare
    Saturday, April 1

    Canoa Country Market
    Saturday, April 15

    Reserve a Ramada

    Ramada 1   Ramada 2   Ramada 3   Ramada 4

    Fee is $25 for the full day. Reserve Ramada

    Canoa Cookbook

    Cookbooks can be purchased at the ranch.

    Please Note: Some sections of the tour are not ADA accessible at this time. Special arrangements can be made in advance by calling 520-724-5375 or via email at canoaranch@pima.gov or for any other additional information.

    Sign up for a program by clicking the register now button. You can also purchase an Annual Tours and Outdoor Activities Pass to get free or reduced cost for tours and programs. How to set up an account in Active Net.

    Guided Tours at Canoa


    Tour of Historic Canoa Ranch
    Join a walking tour of the Canoa Ranch headquarters. Visit the historic buildings and corrals and enjoy the special exhibits of the people of Canoa. $5 fee. Online registration required.
    Every Saturday in March (except March 18), 9:30-11:00 a.m. AND 10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
    Every Saturday in April, 9:30-11:00 a.m. AND 10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

    Birding For EveryBODY: Canoa Ranch
    Join Marcia OBara for a leisurely birding experience designed for nature lovers with accessibility challenges; wheelchairs, walkers, or other assistive devices are welcome. The pace is slow, distance short, and terrain even. Explore beautiful Historic Canoa Ranch where we hope to see waterfowl, woodpeckers, sparrows, finches, and more. Each registered participant is welcome to bring a support person. This program is offered in partnership with the Tucson Audubon Society. Free. Online registration opens Saturday, February 11; visit https://tucsonaudubon.org/go-birding/birding-field-trips/
    Thursday, March 2, 8:00-9:30 a.m.
    Monday, April 3, 7:00-8:30 a.m.

    Gardens of Canoa Ranch
    Enjoy a guided tour of the gardens of Historic Canoa Ranch with Raydine Taber from the Green Valley Gardeners. $5 fee. Online registration required.
    Fridays, March 3 and April 7, 9:30-10:30 a.m.

    Birding Canoa Ranch
    Visit Historic Canoa Ranch, a birding hotspot in Pima County, to see what spring migration has produced. We hope to see waterfowl, shorebirds, raptors, and a lot more. $5 fee. Online registration required.
    Tuesday, March 7 and 21, 7:00-9:00 a.m.
    Tuesday, April 4 and 18, 6:30-8:30 a.m.

    Full Moon Wander
    Join a Pima County naturalist to send off the sun and welcome the full moon. Nature reveals another side in the night hours; there is always something to discover! Dress for the weather, wear comfortable walking shoes, and bring water and a flashlight. $5 fee. Online registration required.
    Tuesday, March 7, 6:30-8:00 p.m.
    Wednesday, April 5, 6:00-7:30 p.m.

    Anza Tour at Historic Canoa Ranch
    Learn about Colonel Juan Bautista de Anza and the group of Spanish colonial settlers who, in 1775, made their first stop at Canoa Ranch as they began an epic 1200-mile journey from Sonora, New Spain to colonize the port of what is now San Francisco. A 5-mile segment of the Juan Bautista de Anza National Historic Trail extends through Historic Canoa Ranch. $5 fee. Online registration required.
    Fridays, March 10 and 24, AND Saturday, March 18, 9:30-10:30 a.m.
    Fridays, April 14 and 21, 9:30-10:30 a.m.

    Stargazing Historic Canoa Ranch
    Tucson Amateur Astronomy Association volunteers provide an introduction to the night sky and set up telescopes for celestial viewing. Feel free to bring your lawn chair. Weather permitting. Free. Online registration required; visit http://pima-county-nrpr.eventbrite.com
    Friday, April 14, 7:30-9:30 p.m.

    An Evening of Herpetofauna
    Dusk is the best time to catch the changing of the herpetofaunal guards, from the daytime sprinters to the nighttime prowlers. Join us as we say good night to the lizards and a good evening welcome to the snakes. If we’re really lucky, we may even see some frogs! Headlamps and binoculars will be available for loan, or you may bring your own. All ages encouraged. Children free with paid adult. $5 fee. Online registration required.
    Thursday, April 20, 4:00-6:00 p.m.

    Anza Exhibit

    Come view our exhibit about the Anza Expedition. Canoa Ranch was a camp site for the Anza Expedition on their journey to San Francisco, CA.
    To learn more about the expedition visit these websites:
     Anza Exhibit  Anza Exhibit

    Mexicano Vaquero Families Exhibit

    The Salcido's, the Murrieta's, the Ahumada's and the Grijalva's were just a few of the hard working Mexicano families that lived and worked at Canoa Ranch.
    Mexicano Exhibit   Mexicano Exhibit

    George Redondo Proctor Western Heritage Collection

    Enjoy of the George Redondo Proctor Western Heritage Collection.
    Proctor Exhibit  Proctor Exhibit 

    Scotch Farms

    How Scotch Farms played a role in bringing purebred Herefords to Canoa Ranch.
    Scotch Farms Exhibit  Scotch Farms Exhibit 

    Ranching Families and Ranching History

    The Manning's, the Schnaufer's, the Gayler's, and day to day life on the ranch.
    Manning House Exhibit   Manning House Exhibit

    Tools of the Ranch

    See many of the different tools that were used on the ranch.
     Tool Exhibit  Tool Exhibit

    Private and Special Event Site Rentals

    The Historic Canoa Ranch is a wonderful venue to plan your future party or special event. Our historic buildings, outdoor gardens, orchard and large Ramada provide a multitude of diverse locations for your next party, retreat, meeting space, birthday party, memorial service, wedding, or special event.

    For rental rates and availability please call 520-724-5000 or email CanoaRanch@pima.gov

    Commemorative Tree Program

    Dedicating a tree or group of trees is the perfect way to honor your special person or organization. Commemorative trees are available along the entryway to Historic Canoa Ranch and around Canoa Lake.

    For more information and the purchase form click here

    tree planting   tree planting


    Continuing Restoration WorkPlease help support Canoa Ranch, one of the most historically and culturally significant ranches in Southern Arizona. Monetary donations for Historic Canoa Ranch can be made through Pima County Parklands Foundation at http://pimaparklands.org. You can donate using PayPal or a debit/credit card via this site. Donations are tax-deductible, within the limits of the law. If you would like to make a donation by check, please make check out to Pima County Parklands Foundation with Canoa in the memo line and mail check to:

    Parklands Foundation
    3500 W. River Rd
    Tucson, AZ 85741

    The Parklands Foundation is the ONLY website authorized to accept donations for Historic Canoa Ranch. Currently we are seeking funds to restore the Manning Senior House to complete the full living museum that Canoa Ranch embodies, hosting multiple activities, events and fundraisers.

    If you have any questions or need more information, please call 520-241-8885 or email mhellon@aol.com

    Please donate now!

    Thank you for your tremendous support!
    Continuing Restoration Work

    Commercial and Professional Photography and Filming Special Use Permits are required for commercial photographers to use Pima County Parks for photo shoot backdrops. Per Pima County Park Rule 1.020, all commercial activity on a county park must have the prior written permission of Pima County Natural Resources, Parks and Recreation. For more information please go to the Commercial Filming Permits link.

    Video Galleries

    Raul M. Grijalva Canoa Ranch Conservation Park
    Canoa Ranch 1 minute promo
    Canoa Ranch dedication event on March 2, 2013

    Photo Galleries

    Anza Day Anza Day
    Follow UsShare this page

    Natural Resources, Parks and Recreation

    3500 W. River Road
    Tucson, AZ 85741

    (520) 724-5000

    Department Home Page
    Department News
    Department Directory
    Department Feedback Form
    Department Calendar
    Search Maps
    Public Works Quick Guide
    Boards, Commissions and Committees