CANOA Ranch Tour
A tour of the Historic Hacienda De La Canoa Conservation Park (Canoa Ranch) is scheduled for Tuesday, December 17, 2013. The group will leave the Rancho Resort Clubhouse at 9:00 a.m. and the tour will start at the Ranch at 9:30 a.m. The guided tour will last about an hour and a half. Wear appropriate shoes for walking on gravel paths. Restrooms are available. Attendance is free although a donation jar will be available.
See sign-up sheet and descriptive brochure at the Clubhouse for more information.
Canoa Ranch Conservation Park is owned and operated by the Pima County Parks and Recreation Department. A dozen or so buildings have been partly restored along with numerous walls, corrals and landscaped areas.
The Ranch was started as a Spanish land grant of 17,000 acres in 1820. In the1930’s, 40’s and 50’s it was a major working ranch and attraction in Southern Arizona. The County’s goal is to fully restore it to a working ranch of that era and as a regional visitor’s center.
Canoa Ranch is located on the south edge of Green Valley, East of I-19. To get there exit I-19 at the Canoa Ranch Road, go to the East frontage road and turn left, go about a quarter mile north to the entrance driveway.