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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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Mount Shasta, California
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36 reviews 36 reviews
17 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

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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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

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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Vero Beach, Florida
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

a beautiful canyon, but there are others as good without a charge and as good birding, in fact the road from the entrance down the canyon seemed to have more birds, hours are somewhat limited, i'm sure thats helpful for the volunteers but not always so for birders who like to go later or earlier

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Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
11 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Always go up for a hike. When I go visit my family. Been goin there for more than 30 years. Brings back great memories. From my childhood to now. Watching my family & friends enjoy being together living the beauty of nature & each other...

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Elephant Butte, New Mexico
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38 reviews 38 reviews
7 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

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
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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51 reviews 51 reviews
20 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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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