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Ramsey Canyon Preserve

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Address: 27 E. Ramsey Canyon Road, Hereford, Sierra Vista, AZ 85615
Phone Number: 520-378-2785
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Activities: Birdwatching
Description: Best known for its 14 species of hummingbirds, Ramsey Canyon requires...
Best known for its 14 species of hummingbirds, Ramsey Canyon requires reservations on the weekend from the Nature Conservancy.
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great cool oasis for hiking and birding

It is about 90 minutes from this hotel and well worth the drive. Just 10 minutes south of Sierra Vista.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
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Arizona
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31 reviews 31 reviews
7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

It is about 90 minutes from this hotel and well worth the drive. Just 10 minutes south of Sierra Vista.

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Whitwick, UK
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83 reviews 83 reviews
8 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

We spend a morning at this wonderful little reserve. The staff are incredibly helpful, the walk up the canyon is beautiful and the birdlife abundant; we found Elegant Trogon and Sulphur-bellied Flycatcher

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Roosevelt, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

love the hummingbirds and the other wildlife. There was not anything we did not like. It is beautiful and they try to keep it all natural.

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Harrisburg, PA
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

There could be better signage on the way to the preserve. You come to a dead end and you have to take the road on the left toward the bed and breakfast. The trails are fairly easy to walk on and there are benches along the way. The canyon area is a great place for birding.

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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36 reviews 36 reviews
16 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Great place for a hike, or just for birdwatching. Lots of large shade trees and a stream running almost the entire length of the main reserve area. Very good visitor center, with very helpful people who know all about the birds and the hikes in the Reserve.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015 via mobile

Perfect if you are trying to get into great shape and are tired of the gym scene. Stunning scenery. Challenging workout for novice or experienced hikers. Safe. This is my favorite spot in Sierra Vista.

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Provo, Utah
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36 reviews 36 reviews
14 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

This quiet, out of the way canyon is a perfect place for a casual family hike or short outing. It's a paradise for birders, with a real variety of common and not so common birds (depending on the time of year). Other animals abound. In our late April visit, three deer walked casually around us to get to better grazing,... More 

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Tempe, Arizona
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39 reviews 39 reviews
14 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Even as members of Nature Conservancy, entrance fee can be a discouragement....especially since other nearby canyons have similar bird sightings, & cost nothing or little. But, support of preservation is worthwhile. Go just to enjoy the cooler temps, the sound of water, & the gamble of wildlife sightings.

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Phoenix, United States
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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

Great guided tour with viewings of many varieties of humming birds. Gift shop was great and reasonably priced.

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Manitou Springs CO
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149 reviews 149 reviews
36 attraction reviews
110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

Always find some great birds here. The location is beautiful. Good place for a morning hike. We try to get there early for the most birds.

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