We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Ramsey Canyon Preserve

27 E. Ramsey Canyon Road, Hereford, Sierra Vista, AZ 85615
Improve this listing
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 »
Write a Review

94 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Columbia, Missouri
Top Contributor
246 reviews 246 reviews
47 attraction reviews
146 helpful votes 146 helpful votes
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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Top Contributor
71 reviews 71 reviews
42 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Mount Shasta, California
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
17 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Vero Beach, Florida
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
9 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
20 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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...

Was this review helpful? Yes
Elephant Butte, New Mexico
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
7 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Sierra Vista, Arizona
3 reviews 3 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Windsor, Ontario
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
13 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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

Was this review helpful? Yes 1

Travelers who viewed Ramsey Canyon Preserve also viewed


Been to Ramsey Canyon Preserve? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Do you own or manage Ramsey Canyon Preserve?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing