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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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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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Great hiking and animal / plant bingo

My 6 year old daughter loved it and won a lollipop for completing the bingo seek and find. We went all the way up to the first vista and it was still snow covered.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Clarke M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

My 6 year old daughter loved it and won a lollipop for completing the bingo seek and find. We went all the way up to the first vista and it was still snow covered.

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Thank Clarke M
Phoenix, Arizona
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112 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A great place to spend 3 or 4 hours. Excellent for a hike or just for watching the animals, especially deer. Nice, peaceful, relaxing.

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Thank ILRebel
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is such an awesome place to visit. It's approximate 5 miles off the main road. You go from dry desert to lush, wet, pine tree forest in a matter of 10 minutes. The people working here are extremely friendly, the nature is awesome, just a nice short hike. Keep in mind that animals are not welcome here. It's obviously... More 

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Thank Cthornt1
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9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Even without the birds , the preserve is a wonderful please to visit for a hike. We visited in January when there is less activity. The parking lot is small so if you have a RV , I would recommend Ramsey Canyon RV which is half a mile from the preserve. Phone ahead to reserve.

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Thank Richard D
Colorado
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151 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful area if you just want a hike, bird watch or love to spot wild life! We saw a white nosed coati, deer, white breasted nuthatches, acorn woodpeckers are everywhere, and a few other birds. No elegant trogon which was just a mere hope during winter anyway, though the very friendly and informative folks in the visitor's center said there... More 

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Thank okaugust
Tucson, Arizona
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71 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

A great place for an educated hike about the area, flora, and fauna. Helpful volunteers at the Nature Conservancy Center provide information and the available exhibits add to the experience. An easy hike at first, gets narrow and steep if you want to go to the top. Filtered views along the trail and babbling brook chance the experience. Great way... More 

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Thank skihorse
Whetstone, Az.
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12 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

Many hummer feeders on he patio and a lovely visitor center, which blocks hiking up the canyon so, you feel obligated to donate if hiking. This wouldn't be so bad but, the parking area is very small. If you don't get there early, you can't park.

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Sierra Vista, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

I live very close by to the Preserve but it doesnt detract one little bit that i am spoiled with beauty here. The preserve and people who look after it do a great job. Well worth a hike - anytime of year !

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Thank Don W
Arizona City, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015 via mobile

This is a very beautiful area. I can. They have a little gift shop which is very well put together with little trinkets or walking sticks to purchase. I noticed a group of people that looked to be on a tour with a guide.

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Thank lmeastlack
Sierra Vista, Arizona
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

Absolutely beautiful any time of the year. A must see if you're in the Sierra Vista area. Ramsey creek runs through the preserve, and flows most of the year. There's even a splash zone for kids. You won't regret a visit here.

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