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Hiking-Wildlife Viewing @ El Aribabi

guided hike

Hiking-Wildlife Viewing @ El Aribabi

Duration
4 hours
Group size
Up to 10 people
Includes
Food, Drinks
Hosted in
English, Spanish
guided hike

Hiking-Wildlife Viewing @ El Aribabi

guided hike

Hiking-Wildlife Viewing @ El Aribabi

Duration
4 hours
Group size
Up to 10 people
Includes
Food, Drinks
Hosted in
English, Spanish

What you'll do

Guests and I will be hiking through the Río Cocóspera Canyon - sightseeing, wildlife viewing and tracking. Hikes start on top of a hill overlooking the cottonwood tree canopy on the river canyon. The slope is rocky and we look at deer and javalina tracks. Whitetail deer can be spotted easily and we also glass to look for other wildlife species. It takes around an hour to reach the river canyon and then we walk upstream for around 2 hours until we reach the main house and camping ground. On the hike, there are a few river crossings that we try to jump or walk through logs. There are places of interest that we will look at - bird nests, old cottonwoods, bedding sites, and camera trap places. Usually deer, coatis and javaline are spotted. During the summer there are several amphibians and reptiles of interests - as the leopard frog and the gila monster. If we are lucky enough we might get the opportunity to see a golden eagle, a mountain lion or even an ocelot. It is always exciting to hike these canyons knowing that we are surrounded by these species - it is the closest we can get to knowing desert wildlife.

Your host

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My passion is to hike canyons and track wildlife roaming around us. I have been hiking the land all my life and there is always something new that surprises me. I was born and raised in the Sonoran Desert. My family owns a piece of land in the Sky Island region and we do cattle ranching and ecotourism. El Aribabi Conservation Ranch is part of a natural corridor of migration. Biodiversity in the area is amazing and El Aribabi is home to 25+ threatened or endangered species. As a Rangeland Manager I manage cattle grazing and coordinate ecotrips to our protected land.

What's included

Food
Lunch-to-go. A meal will be provided for the hike. We will do our best to accomodate for diet restrictions. . Fruits will be…
Drinks
Water will be provided for hike and lunch.

Where you'll be

The Sky Island region is very important because many species inhabit the area. Here, characteristics of different ecosystems collide and give rise to a great biodiversity. There are species such as the Jaguar, Ocelot, Golden Eagle, Black Bear and many others. El Aribabi Conservation ranch is a private ranch and thanks to the help of many researchers and organizations, it has become a center of wildlife and plant studies.

Guest safety

Outdoor activities carry risks, and you may be exposed to dangerous situations as part of this experience. Make sure you can participate safely given your abilities and the conditions (such as location, weather, and equipment).

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Communication policy

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Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 15 and up can attend. Guests must be ready for a 3 to 4 hour hike. We will also be doing shallow river crossings and feet will get wet. I recommend guest to bring a different set of shoes or waterproof shoes. Hiking gear is a plus…

More tips

Place is remote and it is located around 30 minutes from Imuris Sonora. It is located 1 hour away from the Nogales AZ border. Services are limited because it is a ranch and we are out in the wild.

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Hiking-Wildlife Viewing @ El Aribabi
New experience
£17/person
New experience
£17/person