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Ramsey Canyon Preserve

Address: 27 E. Ramsey Canyon Road, Hereford, Sierra Vista, AZ 85615
Phone Number: 520-378-2785
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Ranked #1 of 14 Attractions in Sierra Vista
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Canyons, Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Nature & Parks
Activities: Birdwatching
Owner description: Best known for its 14 species of hummingbirds, Ramsey Canyon requires reservations on the weekend...
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Type: Canyons, Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Nature & Parks
Activities: Birdwatching
Hours:
Thu - Mon 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: Best known for its 14 species of hummingbirds, Ramsey Canyon requires reservations on the weekend from the Nature Conservancy.
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Pinetop-Lakeside, Arizona
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77 reviews 77 reviews
29 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

We really enjoyed our visit to the Preserve, although we didn't have the amount of time we would have liked to have. We went in the late afternoon, as a afterthought, and only had about 2 hours of daylight. Ramsey Canyon is known foremost for its abundance of hummingbirds...but not in the winter!!! We knew that to be the case... More 

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Sierra Vista, Arizona
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34 reviews 34 reviews
5 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

The caretakers at Ramsey Canyon Preserve do their utmost to preserve the undisturbed natural state of the area without being overly obtrusive or restrictive. The walking paths are clearly marked, as are the historical sites. The trees are beautiful, and the views and scenery are inspiring. My wife and I had a deer walk nearly three feet away from us.... More 

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Sierra Vista, Arizona
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

This place beats Mount Lemon by many points. Slight increase in elevation and a wodnerful hiking experience- even for someone like me..haha. Saw six wild turkeys and a few deer. This is truly where God played as a child and created an amazing serene and peaceful area. Highly recomend thsi place for getting in touch with nature.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I live near Ramsey Canyon so I get to experience the preserve at different times of the year. Although it is amazing, beautiful and full of wildlife all year this monsoon season it was particularly beautiful due to the abundance of rainfall that filled the creeks. Also, with the turning of the leaves this fall and the water flowing in... More 

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Belfast, Northern Ireland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

We were advised by a couple from Tuscon we met on holiday that Ramsey Canyon was THE place we had to visit during our time in Sierra Vista if we enjoyed bird watching and photography. We should have ignored that advice. Yes, the visitor centre was packed with information and the staff were extremely enthusiastic. It is a lovely area... More 

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Chandler, Arizona
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129 reviews 129 reviews
8 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

I grew up in the area and have been gone for a long time. Came back and decided to visit several canyon including Ransey Canyon. It is such a beautiful place to hang out for the day. Bring you hiking shoes and enjoy. The best time is in the spring and fall but anytime will do.

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Columbia, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

We've been coming to Ramsey Canyon since 1995, and have seen many changes. We once stayed in one of the old cabins razed by TNC as part of the effort to restore the canyon to pre-settlement conditions. We saw the limited period of the touted Clivus Multrum pit toilet, the removal of invasive verbena, the transformation of the concrete pond... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

We walked the first part of the trail (half mile one way) which is very flat, easy, and scenic. Loved the big sycamores and the creek. We did not see much wildlife, but saw wild turkeys and deer at the inn we stayed at right next to the preserve entrance. They offered us a military discount and the admission tickets... More 

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Mount Shasta, California
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36 reviews 36 reviews
17 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Ramsey Canyon Preserve is well worth the drive from Tucson. If you are interested in birding, or just want to beat the heat, get there early. Hiking the trail is a visual treat. The massive trees are stunning to look at and the music of the water rushing over the creek's rocks makes it magical. Take binoculars to zero in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

We saw many deer whom were okay with us walking right by them, as well as beautiful birds, trees, and views. Friendly and informative staff. Most of the path we hiked had shade, making it comfortable despite the heat, and great area to bring the kids.

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