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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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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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Birder's Paradise

Ramsey Canyon Preserve blew my mind. One minute you are in the desert, a few minutes later you are in the mountains with beautiful broad leaf trees and a creek flowing through... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 12, 2015
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Safford, Arizona
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Safford, Arizona
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45 reviews 45 reviews
9 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Ramsey Canyon Preserve blew my mind. One minute you are in the desert, a few minutes later you are in the mountains with beautiful broad leaf trees and a creek flowing through. You stop at the visitors center to pay the entrance fee (It is $5 for a seven day period, or $3 if you are a Cochise County resident).... More 

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Cocoa
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31 reviews 31 reviews
14 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

This is a beautiful preserve maintained by The Nature Conservancy. There is an entry fee, but if you are a Nature Conservancy member it is half price. This park is known for hummingbirds, but there were only a couple of species at the feeders during our visit. We did get other birds to add to our list as we walked.... More 

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116 reviews 116 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

A short drive to Ramsey Canyon is a wonderful experience. Had a great day out with the family hike, hanging out, enjoying the day.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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62 reviews 62 reviews
14 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

This is a beautiful spot. You need to be in decent shape to make the uphill climb. I would leave a couple of hours to make the climb up and down and give yourself time to sit on the benches for the birds and critters to come out. Fine for children too. Parking is tight - only 23 spaces, so... More 

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Seattle
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139 reviews 139 reviews
15 attraction reviews
120 helpful votes 120 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

I think I got here a bit before the hummingbirds. Maybe it was the weather, but I didn't see much in the way of birds here. That's sad, because Ramsey Canyon is famous for it's hummers.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Ramsey is a southern AZ treat close at hand from Sierra Vista it has easy trails and a neat visitor center. Even an out of shape guy like me had a great 4 hours there.

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San Francisco, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

The Huachuca Mountains were just beautiful, the slopes were covered with Juniper or Pinon pines, this by itself would be a worthy destination for hiking. Ramsey canyon was a real gem, plenty of birds, trees, and a small stream. We hiked the Hamburg trail and the big payoff was after the summit where the trail drops down to the stream,... More 

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Kagawong, Canada
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47 reviews 47 reviews
16 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

The road on the way had a controled fire the day before we got there but every thing was fine at the ranch. We went through the ranch house and check out the old place. Nice view for a ranch. Lot of bird watchers around.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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45 reviews 45 reviews
18 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

The admission fee was well worth the price. Get there early, especially on the weekend, as parking spaces fill up fast. There is a nice two hour guided tour (free with admission) beginning at 8:30 am. Tom Clancy was our guide (not the famous author) and did an excellent job of talking about the history as well as the flora... More 

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Mohave Valley, Arizona
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24 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

The Preserve is very nice, well kept, clean, etc. and all of the volunteers do an excellent job keeping it that way, however, be aware that you are paying an entrance fee to basically hike a National Forest Service trail. Only saw a few birds during our hike but it appears we were a little early for the migration.

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