Created by former board members of the Presidio Museum, the Turquoise Trail is a 2 ½ mile loop through downtown Tucson that highlights structures and sites of historic interest and is marked by a turquoise stripe on the sidewalk. It begins at the Presidio Museum, located at the northeast corner of the original Presidio San Agustin del Tucson, founded in 1775. 

smartphone app is available for the trail through Vamonde.  Simply download Vamonde to your phone from your app store and then search for “Turquoise Trail”.  The Turquoise Trail app will begin where you are standing using your phone’s GPS and will also give you directions to the next stop along with information about each stop.  

Printed self-guided walking brochures are also available at the following locations:

  • Presidio Museum – 196 N. Court Ave.
  • Visit Tucson Visitors Center – 115 N. Church Ave.
  • Hotel Congress – 311 Congress St.
  • AC Marriott Hotel – 151 E. Broadway Blvd.

Guided walking tours are also offered through the Presidio Museum on select dates throughout the year. See our walking tours page for upcoming tours.