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Rio Rico

Sit back and relax or lace up your hiking boots and get out on the trail. Find the best of both worlds in Rio Rico.

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Rio Rico is on the cusp of outdoor adventure. Located at the edge of the Coronado National Forest in Southern Arizona, this town is known for its serene mountain beauty.

Around 55 miles south of Tucson, surrounded by ghost towns, birding havens, and a horizon of stunning mountain views, you’ll find plenty to see and do in Rio Rico – even a trip south of the border, which is just 10 miles away.

Bring your hiking boots, sunscreen, and plenty of water – you’ll want to hit the trails here (waterfalls await for cooling off during the summer season). And the town’s mission-style resort offers the perfect getaways – balance relaxing in the sauna with swinging away on a Robert Trent Jones, Sr.-designed golf course.

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Just The Facts

For Visitor information

Nogales-Santa Cruz Chamber of Commerce | 123 W. Kino Park Place | Nogales, AZ | (520) 287-3685 | www.thenogaleschamber.org/rio-rico.html

County It all started How High? Head Count
Santa Cruz County 1969 3,500ft 18,962

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