Amado is located in the Santa Cruz River Valley. The town is surrounded by harsh but beautiful flora and there are many birdwatching spots in the nearby area, such as Bill Forbe’s Pond where you can shoot some great photos of the impressive Northern Cardinal. Armado is nestled in an area of contrasts. On the one hand, there are the great pine forest that thrive on the Santa Rita mountains and on the other hand is the stark Sonoran desert with its majestic canyons. A great holiday break for adventurers, hikers, fans of mountain bikes, nature lovers, and anyone who is looking for a great desert experience. No need to worry about the cost; there are plenty of budget hostels that will accomodate you perfectly!