Nature Reserve in Patagonia & The Mountain Empire

Patagonia-Sonoita Creek Preserve

A few gentle trails meander through this enchanting riparian willow forest. Managed by the Nature Conservancy, the preserve supports seven distinct vegetative ecosystems, four endangered species of native fish and m…
Park in Patagonia & The Mountain Empire

Patagonia Lake State Park

A brilliant blue blip dolloped into the mountains, 2.5-mile-long Patagonia Lake was formed by the damming of Sonoita Creek. About 7 miles southwest of Patagonia, the lake is open year-round. At 4050ft above sea leve…
B&B in Patagonia & The Mountain Empire

Whisper's Ranch

For a more traditional out-West experience get out to Canelo, about 30 miles east of Patagonia, and shack up with the cowboys. Amid rolling hills of oak forest inhabited by bobcats and javelinas, Whisper's is run wi…