Marana’s shared use path meanders through both the northern and southern parts of town, parallel to the Santa Cruz River. The path gives users the opportunity to travel a portion of the 1,200-mile route followed by Juan Bautista de Anza. In 1775-76, Anza led more than 240 men, women and children on an overland journey from the frontier of New Spain to settle Alta California. The 9.65 miles of paved path offers users suitable surfaces for walking, running, biking and horseback riding. Amenities include drinking fountains, benches, garden areas and dog waste stations.