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Anna's Hummingbird by Bryan J. Smith

Vistoso Trails Nature Preserve with Gerry Hodge

Vistoso Trails Nature Preserve

Sept. 21st – 6:30am

Trip difficulty: Longer, but easy. 2.3 miles on flat paved paths. Trip duration about 3 hours. No water
on site but port-a-potty is at the parking lot. Limited shade and benches.

We will walk the old front 9 of this abandoned 200-acre golf course that has been turned into a Nature
Preserve. There are petroglyphs along the way and while the number of bird species don’t usually
exceed 25, they are plentiful.

Driving directions: From Dove Mountain Road, take Tangerine Rd. east for 7 miles, turn left (north) on
Rancho Vistoso Blvd., go 2.2 miles to the traffic light at Vistoso Highlands Rd. Turn left and go 0.6 miles
to the large parking lot on the left (take either of two entrances into the parking lot and drive to the far
end near the port-a-potty).

Map coordinates: 32.456307, -110.983307

Leader:  Gerry Hodge (

Registration for this walk is free.

**Tucson Audubon member registration opens August 3rd at 7am. Public registration opens August 10th at 7am.**

Header Image: Anna’s Hummingbird by Bryan J. Smith

Member Registration - August 3rd Public Registration - August 10th




6:30 am - 9:00 am

Trip Features

All Levels,


Vistoso Trails Nature Preserve
Vistoso Trails Nature Preserve Trailhead, Oro Valley, AZ, USA


Gerry Hodge

Volunteer Field Trip Leader