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The Juan Bautista de Anza National Historic Trail has tremendous significance as the first overland colonizing expedition for the Spanish empire in the Southwest. It's a real cultural resource for the entire region and when it's completed people will be able to hike all the way from Nogales to San Francisco. Twelve sign locations are planned for the trail in Pima County. Some signs are already in place and others are in various stages of completion. Some signs are available for viewing by clicking on the links on the left.

Current plans call for identifying and improving de Anza's 70 miles of trail and six camp sites that string along the Santa Cruz through the length of Pima County. The segments being developed will eventually link to the Juan Bautista de Anza National Historic Trail that stretches 1,250 miles from Nogales to San Francisco.

Some segments of the route in Southern Arizona, such as the portion between the 18th century mission at Tumacacori and presidio at Tubac, are completed and drawing visitors, while other portions remain a dream for supporters of the trail. Pima County is currently working on developing the Canoa Ranch portion near Green Valley and Marana is developing its segment between Cortaro and Twin Peaks roads.

There is no estimate available for when the trail will be continuous in Pima County, but the full trail will eventually be developed.
This is a long term project, putting it together piece by piece, segment by segment.

A Mountain Sign