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Address: , Portal, AZ
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Activities: Birdwatching
Description: Home to unique plants, animals and birds.

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Birds and wildlife

Wonderful area with many outstanding bird watching opportunities. I saw my first Montezuma Quail in this area. Gorgeous views and surrounding cliffs make this a candidate for a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Wonderful area with many outstanding bird watching opportunities. I saw my first Montezuma Quail in this area. Gorgeous views and surrounding cliffs make this a candidate for a protected area with National monument appeal in my opinion.

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Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States
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63 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Reed Peters has a gem of a place here in Cave Creek Canyon. I have stayed here with groups 3 years in a row and will not stay any other place when in the Portal Arizona area. The lodging is in cabin-like units along Cave Creek, which when flowing normally is a rock hoping creek right out the back door... More 

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London
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

What else can you say? A fantastic landscape with wonderful creeks and a variety of trees, etc. The bords are pretty good too - which is why you should be there.

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Henderson, Nevada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Cave Creek is always delightful and offers a variety of bird watching opportunities. Other wildlife includes javelinas and deer to name only two. The creek runs most of the time and this is a plus given the drier areas not far away.

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Black Hawk
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17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Spectacular canyon with lots of migratory birds this time of year. Beautiful scenery and the back door to Chiricahua National Monument.

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Seattle
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464 reviews
106 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 248 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Cave Creek is best known as a birders' destination, but the scenery is just spectacular -- steep rock walls and pillars rising above the creek bottom. We saw some birds but the coolest sighting was a herd of 14 javelinas near he visitor center (late afternoon, atfer the center was closed). Really fun. Chiricahua National Monument, on the other side... More 

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Castle Pines, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

The elegant trogans were not seen but a flock of jays were enough of a reward in a beautiful canyon that this time of the year is nearly empty of people

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Columbia, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 278 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Cave Creek Canyon is reached from Portal, AZ from the east, or from the west via mountain roads. The South Fork is a premier birding area, known for the frequently seen Elegant Trogan, otherwise difficult to find owls (including Flammulated), and other southwest specialties such as Sulfur-bellied Flycatcher, Painted Redstart and Bridled Titmouse. Aside from the excellent birding, the rhyolite... More 

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Vero Beach, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

hike the road from the fork at the beginning of south fork to the trailhead; the view of the surronding rock formations is tremendous; go in the evening to see the the cliffs lit up with spectacular colors, don't miss the short hike to vista point to look out over the tree canopy, the birding has not been as good... More 

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Morro Bay, CA
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6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Cave Creek in the Chiricahuas is definitely off the beaten path. This is not a place you will get to with a little detour on your journey. You will need a minimum of forty-five minutes from the Interstate to get to the photo location. But it is really worth it! Wonderful pink and red rhyolite mountains with a layer of... More 

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