town in Santa Cruz County, Arizona, United States

Patagonia is a small town in South Central Arizona.



Patagonia was founded as a supply center for nearby mines and ranches. With the closing of the mines, it has found new life as an artists' community and tourist attraction.

Get in

Map of Patagonia (Arizona)

Patagonia is bisected by State Route 82, about a 25-minute drive north of Nogales, and a 15-minute drive south of Sonoita.

  • Ken's Shuttle Service, +1 520-604-6939, . For visitors needing transport to or from the Tucson airport, as well as to hiking areas as far away as Coronado National Memorial, this service is friendly and reliable.

Get around


The town is very small and pedestrian-friendly. To explore the attractions outside of the town center, you'll need a car.

Harshaw ghost town
  • 1 Harshaw ghost town, Harshaw Rd (8 miles SE of Patagonia). Harshaw was a mining town founded in the 1870s, and after several cycles of booms and busts, was finally abandoned in the 1960s. Several building foundations remain, as well as the cemetery. Located in the Coronado National Forest, it is accessible via a well-maintained dirt road; some buildings are on private property but can still be viewed from the road.    
Patagonia Lake State Park

Festivals and events

  • Annual Mariachi Festival, Patagonia Lake State Park (see listing below). May. A one-day festival featuring musical performances by a number of southern Arizona mariachi bands. Food available, or bring a picnic. $15 per vehicle.
  • 1 Patagonia Fall Festival, McKeown Ave, toll-free: +1-888-794-0060 (visitor center). Mid-October. An annual three-day festival featuring juried arts and crafts, music, and food. Held in the park area by McKeown Ave, which is closed off to traffic for the event. Parking in the center strip by 4th Ave, with shuttles operating from the parking area to the festival. Free.

Parks and outdoor activities

  • 1 Velvet Elvis Pizza Company, 292 Naugle Ave, +1 520-394-2102. Th-Sa 11:30AM-8:30PM, Su 11:30AM-7:30PM. Pizza with a more southwestern and healthy flair, featuring unusual ingredients like chorizo, and using wholewheat crusts.
  • 2 Wild Horses (formerly Home Plate), 277 McKeown Ave (attached to the Stage Stop Inn), +1 520-394-2344.


  • 1 Gathering Grounds, 319 McKeown Ave, +1 520-394-2009. S-W 7AM-4PM, Th-Sa 7AM-8PM. Coffee shop and deli, with wi-fi.
  • 2 Wagon Wheel Saloon, 400 West Naugle Ave, +1 520-394-2433. Local cowboy bar, serves decent food.


Stage Stop Motel



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Routes through Patagonia
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