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Ramsey Canyon Preserve

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Address: 27 E Ramsey Canyon Rd, Hereford, Sierra Vista, AZ 85615-9613
Phone Number: 520-378-2785
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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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Beautiful place for a walk or a hike!

This is a wonderful place to go walking or hiking. There is a loop to walk or those more adventurous can hike up the mountain. There is such a diverse wildlife population and the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Terri D
Sierra Vista, United States
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Sierra Vista, United States
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10 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a wonderful place to go walking or hiking. There is a loop to walk or those more adventurous can hike up the mountain. There is such a diverse wildlife population and the trees and stream are wonderful as well. There is a great little gift shop too!

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Kihei, Hawaii
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I live 5 miles from this canyon, it is in the middle of the Huachuca mountains. Birdwatching is super great here. Lots of wildlife, cliffs etc. Also there is Baker ranch which is a sort of living museum in brown canyon which is a very interesting and fun place to hike easy trails

Thank Terry P
Scottsdale, Arizona
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Loved visiting and hiking the canyon. However, when we visited in Oct., the hummingbirds had all migrated south. The peak time is May - Aug to view. Beautiful and serene area about 30 mins from Sierra Vista, AZ. Limited parking.. Highly recommend

Thank Jim R
Clarksville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I are both runners. This is about a six mile Trail. The terrain can be tough (6,000) ft. Lots of loose rock. The pay off is breath taking views! It was gorgeous. Highly recommend!

Thank Carolinas704
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Ramsey Canyon is a great place in Sierra Vista's backyard. Close and convenient without having to plan for a long excursion. This place is beautiful and scenic and a great place to see Arizona's diverse wildlife. The only reason it gets 4 stars is cost and closures. Be sure to check their schedule before you head over there...they may be... More 

Thank Chris R
Welshpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had researched Ramsey Canyon from the UK prior to my visit and can I say what a jewel you people have here.A easy hike up a beautiful little creek with a well produced map/leaflet explaining all the significant points.We saw deer,beautiful butterflies and humming birds all in the most scenic environment.and had a great morning. Top Tip Sit for... More 

Thank ger w
Arizona City, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016 via mobile

I remember hiking Ramsey Canyon in 1989, when it was just a trail. Now, it is a well kept, beautiful, peaceful preserve. The trails were maintained, the gift shop was quaint, the staff was friendly and I saw several does on my hike. The price is $35 for an annual pass, which is well worth the money. I enjoyed a... More 

Thank lmeastlacka
Winter Park, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016

This is the best place in the area to "Forest Bathe"! Everything from the trails to the scenery is top notch. It is a welcome oasis in the hot desert and a must see for anyone visiting Sierra Vista. There are all kinds of birds and wildlife inhabiting this area and the trees are huge and rarely seen anywhere else... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2016

We have been to the Ramsey Canyon a couple times while visiting friends in Sierra Vista. This area is an oasis and the Conservatory is well worth the visit. Much cooler in the Hauchuca Mountains than the desert area. There is a B&B in the canyon,

Thank Fred D
Negaunee, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2016

We visited early in the spring, too early for most of the hummingbirds and trogons. One reviewer commented there were fewer birds, well there are fewer birds everywhere from loss of habitat and climate change. Also, there are more birds at certain times of the year. Migration patterns are changing. This is something all birders and nature lovers need to... More 

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