Bautista Creek - National Wild & Scenic River
This area is closed due to the Fairview Fire.
Bautista Creek drains the San Jacinto Mountains, and provides an important migration corridor for birds passing from the desert to the valley.
The creek and its surrounding riparian area shelters endangered arroyo toads, southwestern willow flycatchers, Quino checkerspot butterfly, the slender-horned spineflower and many other sensitive species.
Famed explorer Juan Bautista de Anza followed the route through what is now Bautista Canyon Road to reach San Francisco, and this is a designated part of the 1,200-mile
Juan Bautista de Anza National Historic Trail. The trail connects history, culture, and outdoor recreation from Nogales, Arizona, to the San Francisco Bay Area.
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