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De Anza Trail–Elephant Head Road

Amado, Arizona 85645
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De Anza Trail–Elephant Head Rd.
Coordinates: 31.74596, -111.0372305
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About Elephant Head Road Trailhead
The newest 5.2-mile section of the Anza Trail has opened in the Canoa Ranch area, just south of Green Valley. The trailhead is located on Elephant Head Road right near the river.

Take the Amado/Arivaca exit off I-19 and follow the east frontage road north to Elephant Head road. Take a right. If you cross the river, you’ve gone too far.

There is ample parking including spaces for vehicles pulling horse trailers.

The trail is a packed surface for foot and bicycle traffic. Equestrians can use the river wash so as not to damage the trail.
From Elephant Head Road Trailhead webpage

About De Anza Trail
“¬°Vayan Subiendo!” “Everyone mount up!” A familiar call from Spanish Lt. Colonel Juan Bautista de Anza. In 1775-76, Anza led more than 240 men, women, and children on an overland journey across the frontier of New Spain to settle Alta California. Follow 1200 miles in the footsteps of this intrepid, multiethnic expedition, and explore the rich cultural history of communities from Nogales, Arizona, to San Francisco.

The 1,200-mile Juan Bautista de Anza National Historic Trail commemorates, protects, marks, and interprets the route traveled by Anza and the colonists during the years 1775 and 1776 from Sonora, Mexico (New Spain), to settle Alta California and establish a mission and presidio at today’s San Francisco, California. The Anza Trail was designated a National Historic Trail by Congress in 1990 through an amendment to the National Trails System Act (16 U.S.C. 1241-51).
From De Anza Trail website