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Madera Canyon and the Santa Rita Mountains

This spring, we returned to the Santa Rita Mountains in southern Arizona.  Tucked away on the western side of the range, about halfway between Tucson and the Mexico border is the quaint oasis of Madera Canyon. The Santa Rita Mountains are known as “Sky Islands”.  Rising abruptly from the Sonoran desert floor, these mountains reach heights of nearly 9,453’ at their highest point, the summit of Mount Wrightson.  This dramatic topography creates… Read More