Sasabe Port of Entry

Last updated
Sasabe Port of Entry
Sasabe old border station - panoramio.jpg
Sasabe Arizona historic Border Inspection Station
Country United States
Location Highway 286 and International Border, Sasabe, Arizona 85633
Coordinates 31°29′00″N111°32′40″W / 31.483269°N 111.544318°W / 31.483269; -111.544318 Coordinates: 31°29′00″N111°32′40″W / 31.483269°N 111.544318°W / 31.483269; -111.544318
Telephone(520) 823-4230
Hours8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Exit PortSasabe, Sonora Mexico
2011 Cars15,071
2011 Trucks278
U.S. Inspection Station-Sasabe, Arizona
MPS U.S. Border Inspection Stations MPS
NRHP reference # 14000243
Added to NRHPMay 22, 2014

The Sasabe, Arizona Port of Entry has been in existence since 1916, and was substantially renovated during the early 1990s. [1] During the renovation, the historic 1930s-era border station, which was listed on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places in 2014, was preserved as office space. Sasabe is the least-trafficked crossing in Arizona.

Sasabe, Arizona Populated place in Arizona, United States

Sasabe is a small hamlet in the Altar Valley of southern Pima County, Arizona, United States, immediately north of the international border with Mexico. It hosts a minor border crossing, an adobe sales outlet, a public school, a guest ranch, a general store with fuel pumps, a weekend bar, and a post office serving the ZIP Code of 85633. In 2010, the population of the 85633 ZCTA, including Sasabe, was 54.

National Register of Historic Places federal list of historic sites in the United States

The National Register of Historic Places (NRHP) is the United States federal government's official list of districts, sites, buildings, structures, and objects deemed worthy of preservation for their historical significance. A property listed in the National Register, or located within a National Register Historic District, may qualify for tax incentives derived from the total value of expenses incurred preserving the property.

See also

Related Research Articles

Sonoyta Town in Sonora, Mexico

Sonoyta, Sonora is a town in the northern Mexican state of Sonora. It stands on the U.S.-Mexico border, facing Lukeville, Arizona, in the United States. It is the municipal seat of the municipality of Plutarco Elías Calles.

Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument national monument in the United States

Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument is a U.S. National Monument and UNESCO biosphere reserve located in extreme southern Arizona that shares a border with the Mexican state of Sonora. The park is the only place in the United States where the organ pipe cactus grows wild. Along with organ pipe, many other types of cacti and other desert flora native to the Yuma Desert section of the Sonoran Desert region grow in the park. Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument is 517 square miles in size. In 1976 the monument was declared a Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO, and in 1977 95% of Organ Pipe Cactus was declared a wilderness area.

Mexico–United States border international border between the two countries in North America

The Mexico–United States border is an international border separating Mexico and the United States, extending from the Pacific Ocean in the west to the Gulf of Mexico in the east. The border traverses a variety of terrains, ranging from urban areas to deserts. The Mexico–US border is the most frequently crossed border in the world, with approximately 350 million documented crossings annually.

Arivaca, Arizona Unincorporated community in Arizona, United States

Arivaca is an unincorporated community in Pima County, Arizona. It is located 11 miles (18 km) north of the Mexican border and 35 miles (56 km) northwest of the port of entry at Nogales. The European-American history of the area dates back at least to 1695, although the community was not founded until 1878. Arivaca has the ZIP code 85601. The 85601 ZIP Code Tabulation Area had a population of 909 at the 2000 census.

State Route 286 is a highway in southern Arizona that runs from its junction with State Route 86 west of Tucson to the U.S.-Mexico border at Sasabe. It is largely a north–south route.

Yuma Crossing

Yuma Crossing is a site in Arizona and California that is significant for its association with transportation and communication across the Colorado River. It connected New Spain and Las Californias in the Spanish Colonial period in and also during the Western expansion of the United States. Features of the Arizona side include the Yuma Quartermaster Depot and Yuma Territorial Prison. Features on the California Side include Fort Yuma, which protected the area from 1850 to 1885.

Yuma Quartermaster Depot State Historic Park

Yuma Quartermaster Depot State Historic Park, formerly Yuma Crossing State Historic Park, and now one of the Yuma Crossing and Associated Sites on the National Register of Historic Places in the Yuma Crossing National Heritage Area. It is an Arizona state park in the city of Yuma, Arizona, USA.

Robles Junction, Arizona neighborhood in Pima, Arizona, United States

Robles Junction is a neighborhood of Three Points, Arizona in Pima County, Arizona, United States. Robles Junction is located at the intersection of Arizona State Route 86 and Arizona State Route 286 southwest of Tucson.

James A. Walsh United States Courthouse historic post office and courthouse building located at Tucson at Pima County, Arizona

The James A. Walsh United States Courthouse, also or formerly named U.S. Post Office and Courthouse, is a historic post office and courthouse building located at Tucson at Pima County, Arizona. It was a courthouse of the United States District Court for the District of Arizona.

Buenos Aires National Wildlife Refuge protected area

Buenos Aires National Wildlife Refuge provides 117,107 acres (473.92 km2) of habitat for threatened and endangered plants and animals. The refuge was established in 1985.

Sáric Municipality Municipality in Sonora, Mexico

Sáric Municipality is a municipality in Sonora in north-western Mexico. Its northern boundary is the U.S. state of Arizona. The population of the municipality was 2,703 in 2010 living in an area of 1,676.23 square kilometers. The elevation is around 800 meters. At the municipal seat it is 780 meters.

Altar Valley valley in southern Arizona

The Altar Valley is a 45-mile (72 km) long north-south valley, trending slightly northeast from Sasabe, Arizona on the Mexico border to the Avra Valley west of the Tucson Mountains. It is delimited by Arizona State Route 86, from east-to-west on the north separating it from the Avra Valley which then trends northwesterly, merging into the plains and drainage of the Santa Cruz River.

San Luis Mountains

The San Luis Mountains are a small, lower elevation mountain range of central-southern Pima County Arizona adjacent to the U.S.-Mexico border, northeast of Sasabe, Arizona–Sasabe, Sonora.

Nogales-Mariposa Port of Entry

The Nogales-Mariposa Arizona Port of Entry was built in 1973 to divert truck traffic away from the busy downtown Grand Avenue border crossing. It connects Arizona State Route 189 directly with Mexican Federal Highway 15. All commercial traffic entering the United States at Nogales now enters through the Mariposa port of entry. The port facilities are currently undergoing substantial renovation to accommodate increasing traffic and to support new equipment and procedures.

Douglas, Arizona Port of Entry

The Douglas, Arizona Port of Entry has been in existence since about 1914. The current border inspection station was built in 1933, was significantly renovated and expanded by the General Services Administration in 1993, and was listed on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places in 2014. The crossing is open 24 hours per day, 7 days per week. In 2015, this facility was renamed the "Raul Hector Castro Port of Entry"

Coburn Gore-Woburn Border Crossing

The Coburn Gore-Woburn Border Crossing connects the towns of Woburn, Quebec and Coburn Gore, Maine on the Canada–US border. It is a land crossing, located where Quebec Route 161 and Maine State Route 27 meet. The US border station, built in 1931, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

2015 Amado checkpoint protest

The 2015 Amado checkpoint protest took place on May 27, 2015, when approximately seventy-five protesters held a demonstration at the United States Border Patrol checkpoint along Arivaca Road in Amado, Arizona, about 35 miles south of Tucson.

Arizona Border Recon

Arizona Border Recon (AZBR) is an American paramilitary militia group in Arizona composed of former military, law enforcement and private security contractors. Tim Foley, its founder, denies that it is a militia. The Arizona Daily Star has reported that "court records show he was intimately involved in militias that formed Operation Mutual Defense to help the Bundy family several years ago during its dispute with the federal government over the use of public land."


  1. González, Daniel (November 27, 2011). "Arizona border outpost one of the quietest in U.S." The Arizona Republic . Phoenix, Arizona. Retrieved July 10, 2012.