Arizona 82 begins in Nogales, and travels northeast to Arizona 80 near Tombstone via Patagonia. The road is a quick access to the northeast from Nogales, and also provides access to Sonoita and Tombstone.

Arizona 82 is one of the oldest highways in Arizona, dating back to 1927. The 65 mile long road bisects the Coronado National Forest between Patagonia and Sonoita.


Arizona 82 east
Arizona 82 begins here, at Business Loop I-19 (former US 89). Photo taken 05/25/03.
Arizona 82 leaves Nogales quickly as it heads northeast. Photo taken 05/25/03.
Arizona 82 passes through low brush-covered lands just outside Nogales. Photo taken 05/25/03.
Arizona 82 winds to follow Sonoita Creek as it heads towards Patagonia. Photo taken 05/25/03.
As Arizona 82 gets closer to the creek, riparian vegetation becomes more prevalent. Photo taken 05/25/03.
The Sonoita Creek gorge widens out into a valley as it approaches Patagonia. Photo taken 05/25/03.
Arizona 82 enters the town of Patagonia here. Photo taken 05/25/03.
Patagonia is a small town located in the Sonoita Creek valley. The town was founded in the 1850s, and named after the long-abandoned Patagonia Mine. Photo taken 05/25/03.
Arizona 82 crosses Sonoita Creek here. Photo taken 05/25/03.
Advance signage for Arizona 83, 1/2 mile. Arizona 83 travels south to Parker Canyon Lake, and north to Mountain View and Interstate 10. Photo taken 05/25/03.
Distance sign to Sonoita and Arizona 90. Photo taken 05/25/03.
The Mustang Mountains can be seen in the background of this photo of Arizona 82 as it crosses the headwaters of Cienaga Creek. Photo taken 05/25/03.
Advance signage for Arizona 90, 1/2 mile. Photo taken 05/25/03.
Arizona 82 meets Arizona 90 here. Turn left on Arizona 90 to reach Huachuca City and Benson, or turn right to reach Sierra Vista. Photo taken 05/25/03.
Arizona 82 descends into the San Pedro River Valley between Arizona 90 and Arizona 80. Photo taken 05/25/03.
Advance signage for Arizona 80, 1/2 mile. Photo taken 05/25/03.
Arizona 82 ends at Arizona 80. Turn left to take Arizona 80 westbound to Benson, or turn right to reach Tombstone. Photo taken 05/25/03.



Photo Credits:

05/25/03 by AARoads

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Page Updated 10-10-2007.