The Brown Canyon Education Center was formerly a classic western lodge constructed in the early to mid-twentieth century by ranchers and property owners. It is located in the remote upper reaches of Brown Canyon beneath the tower of Baboquivari Peak. The canyon is easily accessible although arrangements must be made with a guide before entering both with a vehicle and on foot. The road passes through a locked security gate and ends at the Brown Canyon Education Center lodge. A trail continues up the canyon where one branch goes to the Arch and the other ends in upper Jaguar Canyon. The canyons are quite different from one another and demonstrate the diversity of this world
When the Refuge acquired it in the late nineties it was transformed into a learning facility complete with a large meeting room, a complete kitchen, comfortable and tasteful accommodations and extraordinary views in all directions. The Brown Canyon Education Center offers the public an opportunity to explore, enjoy and learn in an amazing setting deep within the refuge
Environmental groups may rent the Education Center for their own programs. For more information see the refuge web page.