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Juan Bautista de Anza National Historic Trail

At one time the captain of the Tubac Presidio, Juan Bautista de Anza was the leader of the colonizing expedition that established the Presidio and Mission in San Francisco. Experience this history and the story of over 70 tribal communities whose land this trail crosses on the path to California.

Learn more about the Juan Bautista de Anza National Historic Trail on the NPS website.


Presidio Trailhead

The Anza Trail can be accessed by a trailhead next door to Presidio and can be accessed through dirt parking lot on south side of Park. Trailheads may also be accessed at Tumacácori Mission and other locations nearby.


Tubac to Tumacácori

There is a 4.5-mile trail between Tumacácori and Tubac managed by the Anza Trail Coalition of Arizona and open to the public. There are no facilities along the trail or potable water, please pack plenty of water for your hike.


Anza at the Presidio

In the Griffin Museum, trace the path of Anza and the members of the expedition from the time they left the Tubac Presidio to their arrival in what would one day be San Francisco.

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