Buenos Aires National Wildlife Refuge

37257 S. Sasabe Hwy.
Sasabe, AZ 85633- Map It
(520) 823-4251

AAA Editor Notes

Buenos Aires National Wildlife Refuge, 7 mi. n. on SR 286 at Milepost 8/37257 S. Sasabe Hwy., is a 118,000-acre refuge established to preserve the endangered masked bobwhite quail and other grassland wildlife. The refuge contains extensive grasslands, seasonal streams and ponds. It is home to nearly 340 species of birds, including gray hawks, vermilion flycatchers and golden eagles. Other wildlife include coyotes, deer, foxes, javelinas, pronghorn antelope and bobcats. Trails are on the eastern side near the town of Arivaca. Guided hikes are offered. Time: Allow 4 hours minimum.
Refuge free. Guided bird walks free. Brown Canyon guided hikes $5. Reservations are required for Brown Canyon guided hikes.
Hours: Refuge open daily 24 hours. Visitor center Tues.-Sun. 9-4, Nov.-Apr. Otherwise varies; phone ahead. Guided bird walks on the Arivaca Cienega Trail are offered Sat. at 8 a.m., Nov.-Apr. Guided hikes in Brown Canyon are offered the second and fourth Sat. of the month, Nov.-Apr. Closed Jan. 1, Thanksgiving and Christmas.