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Address: Sierra Vista, AZ
Phone Number: 520-538-8740
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Flycatchers, quail and woodpeckers are found in this canyon.

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Beautiful Gem Relatively Unknown

OK, we heard about the wildlife and beauty in Garden Canyon and were excited to visit. As we drive in from the entrance off Hatfield, we should have stayed in the furthest right... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 22, 2016
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Phoenix, Arizona
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Phoenix, Arizona
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58 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016

OK, we heard about the wildlife and beauty in Garden Canyon and were excited to visit. As we drive in from the entrance off Hatfield, we should have stayed in the furthest right lane to go to the visitor check in and get a badge. It's a process that takes a few minutes and requires your photo ID and completing... More 

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3 Thank breezy779
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191 reviews
49 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2016

I'm no birdwatcher, but it was a blast just having the birders instruct me on how to properly find and observe birds. Beautiful landscaping, multiple levels of terrain, and great hiking trails.

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Kihei, Hawaii
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16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

This canyon has many trails most of which are fairly easy to hike. Good birding and wildlife viewing and picture taking area

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2016

You do need a sponsor to get on the US Army base. The road sign is not clear and it is not on the map they gave us at the gate but we were able to find it. From previous reviews, we thought there would be a sign somewhere stating pedestrians only and a parking lot. We did not see... More 

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Sierra Vista, Arizona
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36 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016

If you are one of the lucky ones to have access to Fort Huachuca, this canyon is well worth a day's worth of hiking and exploring. One of the hidden gems of the Huachuca "Sky Islands'. The road/trail heads up through changing landscape ending in a pass over the south side towards Mexico. You pass historic spots like the petroglyphs... More 

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Santa Rosa, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2016

Garden Canyon is in Fort Huachuca military base, dating from 1877, in Sierra Vista, AZ. The initial signing in can be slow but the pass is then good for a month. All persons have to be screened. The Canyon is in a sun belt that has served humanity for many centuries. Potatoes were found here and petroglyphs can be seen... More 

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Hereford, AZ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Garden Canyon suffered from severe flooding two years ago and was closed until the damaged culverts were replaced and the road regraded. It's now open again to pedestrians, mountain bikers and hunters. Park at the gate, walk that first mile on pavement, then take the last four miles of dirt road to enjoy the splendor. It's a lovely walk any... More 

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Sierra Vista, Arizona
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22 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015

Garden Canyon Road (on Fort Huachuca) leads to the petroglyph sites. Unfortunately, the road has been closed for repair for some time. They opened the road to pedestrians and a buddy and I hiked out to the petroglyphs. Turns out that it was a four-mile hike one way. Plan for 2-3 hours if you want to see the petroglyphs. They... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015 via mobile

My husband and I enjoy Garden Canyon, and my six year old grandson likes it even more. He calls it "going over the mountain," because when he was younger, every nearby nature trip we took involved driving up mountains, and the paved road to Garden Canyon has a few dips and washes, so he would throw his arms in the... More 

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Whetstone, Az.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

Hike up the old road to ancient petroglyphs thru the surrounding trees. When hiking, always bring a snack and plenty of water.

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