The Cascabel Conservation Association provides a Sonoran desert wildlands habitat for solitary retreats. This wildland is available to those who seek solitude and a more intimate experience of the Sonoran desert. It is for those of any faith, artists, writers, or contemplatives of any persuasion.

The retreat site is a remote area of southeastern Arizona, about 25 miles north of Benson. It occupies 600 acres in the uplands of a major watershed of the San Pedro River. Its proximity to Chihuahuan Desert grasslands as well as to the Basin and Range “sky islands” results in a great diversity of plant and animal life.

In order to maintain the integrity of the wildland area, facilities are intentionally

For detailed information please read the Introduction to Sojourners prior to inquiry or registration.

The Cascabel Conservation Association is a non-profit organization funded entirely through donations. There is no set fee for use of the facilities. We ask that each person and/or group donate what is possible within their means. This will enable us to continue to offer this resource to others.

Two weeks advance notice is required for retreats. If you are interested in a retreat, please carefully read Introduction to Sojourners.


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