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Santa Cruz River Bikeway - Santa Cruz River Park Trail - Paseo de las Iglesias

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Santa Cruz River Bikeway Santa Cruz River Park Trail
Paseo de las Iglesias

LENGTH:

27+ miles

SURFACE:

paved

COMMUNITIES:

Marana, Rillito, Cortaro, Flowing Wells, Tucson, South Tucson

HIGHLIGHTS:

natural areas, local parks, residential neighborhoods, golf courses

NEARBY TRAILS:

Cañada Del Oro River Park Trail

Rillito River Trail - The Loop

Julian Wash Greenway

RELATED LINKS:

Tucson

The Santa Cruz River Bikeway follows alongside the bed of the Santa Cruz River on the west side of the city. The trail starts from a point 15 miles north of downtown to a point two miles south of Route 86 on the south side of town. There are several branches of this trail, one section passes through Santa Cruz River Park, another section is known as Paseo de las Iglesias. The Santa Cruz River is dry for most of the year, but may have water in the winter or spring or during rain storms during the summer. For most of the route their are pathways on both banks with underpasses and access paths for major roadway crossings.

The Santa Cruz River Bikeway is part of "The Loop" system of trails throughout Tucson. The continuous portion of the Santa Cruz River Bikeway trail system extends over 20 miles through much of the Tucson urban area.

There is a separate 4-mile long paved section of the trail located in the community of Marana, north of Tucson and just west of Interstate 10. This portion of the trail extends from N. Sanders Road to a point just west of the intersection of W. Tangerine Road and N. Rialto Village Trail.

Conditions

The Santa Cruz River Bikeway is paved. There is always the possibility of encountering sand and grit along the trail. The trail is open for bike riding, running and walking.

The trail has underpasses for many of the major roadways and is located away from streets and congestion.

Communities

The Santa Cruz River Bikeway goes through the west side of the city of Tucson. An additional section of the trail exists in Marana.

Points of Interest

The Santa Cruz River Bikeway goes past the following points of interest.

El Rio Neighborhood Park
Crossroads at Silverbell Distict Park
Ted Walker Park / Sports Park
El Camino del Cerro Park
Christopher Columbus Park
Silverbell Lake
Silver Bell Golf Course
Juhan Park
Santa Cruz River Park
Arizona State School for the Deaf and Blind
Pima Community College
PCC Desert Vista Park

Nearby Trails

Cañada Del Oro River Park Trail: the two trails meet to the south of Ted Walker Park along the I-10 Frontage Road south of Walker Road.

End Points

The north end of the Santa Cruz River Bikeway is located adjacent to N. Blue Crossing Way off of N. Coachline Boulevard.

The south end of the trail is located along W. Valencia Road, to the west of S. Calle Santa Cruz.


Resources

Following are links to official off-site resources to find out more details about the Santa Cruz River Bikeway, Santa Cruz River Park Trail and Paseo de las Iglesias in the Tucson Metro area of Arizona.