Patagonia is a quaint hamlet that rests between the majestic Santa Rita Mountains and the beautiful Patagonia Mountains at the intersection of Harshaw and Sonoita Creeks. Set among rich foothills, valleys and towering trees, Patagonia has been called the “Jewel of the Sonoita Valley because of its natural beauty and vitality.
Since early days, Patagonia’s oak grasslands, at over 4,000 feet have provided excellent climate and terrain for cattle ranching, and the Patagonia Mountains, filled with rich ore bodies, have attracted miners.
Patagonia is an outdoor enthusiasts paradise offering many places to hike, bicycle, horseback ride, birdwatch, and four-wheel drive. The historic Arizona Trail runs through Patagonia, weaving its way to the beautiful hiking paths in the Santa Rita Mountains.
Patagonia is an internationally renowned “birdwatching” destination with visitors from around the world stopping here to see over 200 species of rare and exotic birds that migrate from Mexico to this southeastern tip of Arizona.