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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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8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Thu - Mon 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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Lovely little preserve

There is a fee to visit the preserve - $6 for non-county residents or Nature Conservancy members. Consider it a donation to a good organization to maintain this trail system and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 27, 2015
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Vancouver Island, Canada
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Vancouver Island, Canada
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56 reviews 56 reviews
18 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

There is a fee to visit the preserve - $6 for non-county residents or Nature Conservancy members. Consider it a donation to a good organization to maintain this trail system and wildlife habitat. The trail up the canyon along the creek (about 1/2 mile) is passable by stroller, with a few bumpy spots. Beyond that, the 1/2 mile hike up... More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

I've been "burned" before at another Nature Conservancy property so there was a bit of hesitation in paying the entry fee for this one. But the grounds looked pretty darn nice from the outside and the people inside were helpful way beyond expectations. We came to hike, and we got good directions on the destination inside the conservancy - The... More 

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Saint George, Utah, United States
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39 reviews 39 reviews
17 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

We enjoyed what I'm sure was a very unique time in the preserve as it rained all weekend long. The fog and rain made the desert beautiful with rich colors and smells that made our visit out of the ordinary and worth while. I'm sure it wouldn't be the same in the summer heat.

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Pinetop-Lakeside, Arizona
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77 reviews 77 reviews
29 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 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
19 helpful votes 19 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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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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137 reviews 137 reviews
8 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 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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