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    mapThe 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 am-3 pm.

    Historic Buildings Open:
    Thursdays – Saturdays, 8:30 am-3 pm.


    Parks and Amenities Interactive Map
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    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. View a virtual tour of Historic Canoa Ranch.


    Friends of the Canoa Parks
    Volunteer at Historic Canoa Ranch
    Historic Canoa Ranch Bird Brochure
    Canoa Calendar
    Canoa Ranch Hunting Restrictions Map
    Master Plans and Reports

    Events

    Christmas at Canoa December 4th-30th
    San Ignacio de la Canoa Land Grant 200th Anniversary Commemoration Proclamation Reading Friday, December 10

    Reserve a Ramada

    Ramada 1   Ramada 2   Ramada 3   Ramada 4

    Fee is $25 for the full day. Reserve Ramada

    Canoa Cookbook

    How to purchase cookbook

    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

    Programs

    Please Note:
    For all Environmental Education activities, un-vaccinated individuals are asked to wear a mask. For all indoor activities, face masks are mandatory for everyone, regardless of vaccination status. Group size strictly limited to maintain optimal experience; registration required.

    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. All ages welcome. $5 fee. Online registration required.
    Every Friday in November (except November 26), 9:00 -10:30 a.m.
    Every Friday in December (except December 24 and 31), 9:00 -10:30 a.m.
    Every Saturday in November (except November 13), 9:00-10:30 a.m.
    Every Saturday in December (except December 25), 9:00-10:30 a.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. All ages welcome. $5 fee. Online registration required.
    Thursday, November 18, 9:00-10:00 a.m.
    Thursday, December 16, 9:00-10:00 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. All ages welcome. $5 fee. Online registration required.
    Thursday, November 4, 9:00-10:00 a.m.
    Thursday, December 9, 9:00-10:00 a.m.

    Birding Canoa Ranch
    Join birding enthusiast Brian Nicholas to bird Historic Canoa Ranch, where we hope to see waterfowl, raptors, sparrows, and a lot more. All ages welcome. Group size strictly limited to maintain optimal experience; no walk-ins accepted. As with all nature-related activities, our voices can have a large impact on what we see, so side conversations are discouraged. $5 fee. Online registration required.
    Saturday, November 27, 8:00-10:00 a.m.
    Saturday, December 4, 8:00-10:00 a.m.

    Through the Spotting Scope: Raptors
    This month, the Through the Spotting Scope series tackles the field identification of hawks, eagles, kites, and falcons. Commonly known as raptors, these birds can be tricky to identify based on individual variation, age, and geography, complicates identification. In the Zoom presentation (Tuesday, November 16) highlights the diversity of raptors and discusses the identification tips. We’ll put these tips into practice in the field study session that follows. Meet at Historic Canoa Ranch; after searching for raptors here, we will caravan to other sites. $15 fee. Online registration required.
    Wednesday, November 17, from 8:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. (first of two opportunities)
    Thursday, November 18, from 8:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. (second of two opportunities)

    ‘Slow Birding’ at Canoa Ranch
    This month we explore Historic Canoa Ranch at a slow pace. We will not only work in bird identification, we will also take note of bird behavior. All ages welcome. Slowing the pace has many benefits – for both nature and nature-lovers. When we are still in nature, nature becomes active around us, undisturbed, encouraging more and deeper observation, understanding and appreciation of our natural world. The pace, distance, and terrain of this program make it appropriate for persons with limited mobility. $5 fee. Online registration required
    Monday, November 22, 8:00-10:00 a.m.

    Through the Spotting Scope: Sparrows
    Sparrows are sometimes known as ‘little brown jobs’ by frustrated birders who cannot seem to make sense of the field identification of these delightful birds. In the Zoom presentation (Tuesday, December 14), sparrow identification tips will be presented that will help birders gain confidence in recognizing the many species. We’ll put these tips into practice in the field study session that follows. Meet at Historic Canoa Ranch; after searching for sparrows here, we will caravan to other sites. $15 fee. Online registration required.
    Wednesday, December 15, from 8:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. (first of two opportunities)
    Friday, December 17, from 8:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. (second of two opportunities)

    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:
    www.nps.gov/juba
    www.anzahistorictrail.org
     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 520-724-5220 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.

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

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    Tucson, AZ 85741

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