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Ramsey Canyon Preserve

27 E. Ramsey Canyon Road, Hereford, Sierra Vista, AZ 85615
520-378-2785
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Ranked #1 of 13 attractions in Sierra Vista
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Canyons
Activities: Birdwatching
Traveler Description: A beautiful place to hike or relax. The parking is extremely limited. If you choose to go on the hiking trail, be prepared for a workout. It's a... more »
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Elephant Butte, New Mexico
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36 reviews 36 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

We liked the canyon. It is easily accessed. Fee charged, but minimal….very dry and birds were plentiful.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
7 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Ramsey Canyon remains a great Southeastern Arizona spot for a gentle hike and a lot of great birds. Saw four species of hummingbirds, sulphur bellied flycatcher, and acorn woodpecker - all without moving from our comfortable, shaded seats on a bench.

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Sierra Vista, Arizona
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

This is a great place to leave the city behind. Surrounded by trees - oak, cottonwood, sycamore; a creek; and birds, birds, birds. With a nice, easy trail to follow, the place works for almost everyone. For those interested in going further, it becomes more challenging. Add a nice gift shop and friendly docents, and this is a wonderful place... More

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Windsor, Ontario
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32 reviews 32 reviews
13 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

Ramsay Canyon was recommended as a good birding spot. It wasn't bad, and was certainly a pretty walk, but most bird sightings that day and the previous day were at nearby Carr Canyon. Carr is undeveloped and has very rough roads and no amenities at all, so it may not attract as much attention, but it was wonderful for birding.... More

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Sierra Vista, Arizona
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Even though the parking is limited this hike is worth the time and effort, it is a peaceful walk amidst giant sycamores and a little stream, and if your quiet enough the many deer will walk right along beside you! There is remnants of the old homestead and not to mention a birder's paradise, especially for hummingbirds, in short if... More

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Saratoga Springs, New York, United States
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50 reviews 50 reviews
19 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

I've been wanting to come here for many years and finally had an opportunity. The preserve, owned by The Nature Conservancy, lived up to all expectations. We arrived in mid-afternoon one day and were only able to walk a few hundred yards op the canyon trail before the 5 p.m. closing time, and we knew right away that was not... More

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San Diego, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

Nice docents, lots of other nice birders there, and really nice trails. Didn't see as many birds as we'd hoped, it was a little quiet. The upper trail was closed due to the Brown fire, so don't know how it would have been further up.

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Incline Village
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76 reviews 76 reviews
30 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

Humming Birds, Great Hike, deer walking right by us on the trail. Even a great little gift shop. We really enjoyed our 1/2 day stay here. Bring a lunch and stay awhile. Just sit and enjoy!

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Sierra Vista, Arizona
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27 reviews 27 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

The most beautiful part of this place is the seclusion! Hummingbirds all over the place. Wonderfully maintained paths. I've never been approached by deer, other than here. I also watched a black bear eating plums at his leisure, watching us watching him. Rewarding experience for ANYONE who cares ANYTHING about nature and conservation.

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sonoma county, ca
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7 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

One of the most beautiful canyons I've ever seen, with so many different huge trees and birds everywhere . I recommend getting there early when the birds are most active. Everything is so green, you will forget you are in Arizona. Right behind the Visitor Center are hummingbird feeders with an amazing variety of hummers. The trail is well marked... More

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