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Rio Vista Natural Resource Park with Gary Bachman

Rio Vista Park, July 13th, 6:30 AM
Trip difficulty: Easy. ~ 2 miles. This walk is easy on unpacked, but firm trails in the park. There are gentle slopes across drainage areas. This trip will follow wide trails. They have been recently regraded, and are level and smooth

Rio Vista is one of two designated natural resource parks in Tucson. Approximately 85% of the park is natural vegetation. We’ll walk up to 2 miles on trails that loop through the park’s desert scrub habitat, including some drainages with taller mesquites where we may find some surprises. Typical birds we should spot include woodpeckers, hummingbirds, doves, hawks, Phainopeplas, Lucy’s Warblers, and Vermilion Flycatchers. We will start at 7am. Meet at the parking lot located at the end of Tucson Blvd, north of Prince Rd. Paths are gravel and dirt, not paved, with very little incline. A restroom is available at the parking area. We will finish by 8:30.

Leaders: Gary Bachman

Registration for this walk is free. 

**Tucson Audubon member registration opens June 1st at 7am. Public registration opens June 8th at 7am.**

Header Image: Broad-billed Hummingbird by Greg Lavaty

Member Registration - June 1st Public Registration - June 8th




6:30 am - 8:30 am

Trip Features

All Levels,
Benches onsite,
Drinking Water onsite,
Shade Available


Rio Vista Park


Gary Bachman