TumacÁCori National Historical Park Tours

TumacÁCori National Historical Park

These historic desert structures are set against a backdrop of rolling mountains in the historic Pimería Alta or "Land of the Upper Pimas," an area that includes much of present-day southern Arizona and northern Sonora, Mexico.

The Tumacácori and Guevavi missions were first established by famous Jesuit Father Eusebio Francisco Kino in the late 1600s, and were later expanded upon by Franciscan missionaries. The ruins of the Tumacácori mission are open daily from 9 am - 5 pm, admission fees apply for persons 16 years of age and older. Visitors can tour the Tumacácori mission grounds self guided, guided tours only available Jan - March.

Guevavi and Calabazas missions can only be visited while on a ranger guided tour. Participants in these special tours learn about the history of the structures and the lives of those who lived there centuries ago.

A 4.5 mile stretch of the famous Juan Bautista de Anza National Historic Trail, also known as the Anza Trail, extends from Tumacácori to the Tubac Presidio State Historic Park. The trail follows the river through the shade of Mesquite, Hackberry, Elderberry, Cottonwood and Willow trees.

The Riparian, Mesquite Bosque and surrounding desert scrub environments within the park provide shelter for more than 200 species of birds, making birding a popular activity for visitors.

Other animals take refuge in the park, including coyotes, javelina and raccoons, twenty-four documented species of reptiles and amphibians, and notable insects such as the giant mesquite bug, tarantula, tarantula hawk and velvet ant.

Tumacácori is in the upper regions of the Sonoran Desert. It is warm and dry most of the year. Temperatures will reach the high 90s and low 100s during some days in the summer months.

These historic desert structures are set against a backdrop of rolling mountains in the historic Pimería Alta or "Land of the Upper Pimas," an area that includes much of present-day southern Arizona and northern Sonora, Mexico.

The Tumacácori and Guevavi missions were first established by famous Jesuit Father Eusebio Francisco Kino in the late 1600s, and were later expanded upon by Franciscan missionaries. The ruins of the Tumacácori mission are open daily from 9 am - 5 pm, admission fees apply for persons 16 years of age and older. Visitors can tour the Tumacácori mission grounds self guided, guided tours only available Jan - March.

Guevavi and Calabazas missions can only be visited while on a ranger guided tour. Participants in these special tours learn about the history of the structures and the lives of those who lived there centuries ago.

A 4.5 mile stretch of the famous Juan Bautista de Anza National Historic Trail, also known as the Anza Trail, extends from Tumacácori to the Tubac Presidio State Historic Park. The trail follows the river through the shade of Mesquite, Hackberry, Elderberry, Cottonwood and Willow trees.

The Riparian, Mesquite Bosque and surrounding desert scrub environments within the park provide shelter for more than 200 species of birds, making birding a popular activity for visitors.

Other animals take refuge in the park, including coyotes, javelina and raccoons, twenty-four documented species of reptiles and amphibians, and notable insects such as the giant mesquite bug, tarantula, tarantula hawk and velvet ant.

Tumacácori is in the upper regions of the Sonoran Desert. It is warm and dry most of the year. Temperatures will reach the high 90s and low 100s during some days in the summer months.

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Vehicle reservations will be available beginning October 1, for Calabazas and Geuvavi tours offered in January, February and March of 2021. 

Reservations must be made in advance on Recreation.gov. 

Reservations will not be sold at the park. 

Changes and Cancellations

Customers may cancel reservations up to 2 days prior to the date of the scheduled tour. Cancellations within two days of arrival are not refundable. 

Contact Information

Mailing Address

PO Box 8067 Tumacacori AZ 85640

Phone Number

(520) 377-5060

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