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“Quiet, peaceful, really nice, mostly flat hiking area”

San Pedro Riparian National Conservation Area
Ranked #3 of 9 things to do in Hereford
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: One of the prime birdwatching areas in Arizona, where visitors can see up to 500 species of birds.
Scottsdale, Arizona
Level 5 Contributor
52 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Quiet, peaceful, really nice, mostly flat hiking area”
Reviewed April 18, 2012

Based on the recommendations of the docents, we went on the southbound trail, so we could enjoy two ponds close by. They also were kind enough to let us know it was the season where the caterpillars are leaving their cocoons, and they drop from the trees ... well, really in some places they are almost raining from the trees.. wonderful to watch, helpful to have a hat to wear.. We packed in a picnic, to enjoy by the pond ... was a really nice gentle hike, would be fun for all almost all fitness levels and ages

Visited April 2012
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Missoula, Montana
Level 6 Contributor
164 reviews
55 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
“Where there's water, there's fauna”
Reviewed April 5, 2012

greatfauna great place for birding and enjoying nature

Visited April 2012
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2 Thank Grizingraz
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Toronto, Canada
Level 5 Contributor
55 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Great walk in different habitats”
Reviewed March 29, 2012

A great place for a walk on good paths to view a variety of habitats from grassland to river valley. Good bookstore, very knowledgeable and friendly staff. Lots of feeders for viewing birds.

Visited February 2012
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2 Thank dhoyle
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Tucson, Arizona
Level 5 Contributor
35 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Running water in the desert!”
Reviewed March 27, 2012

The San Pedro house is just a short walk from the San Pedro River. Imagine, running water right here in the desert. The trails are well maintained, some right alongside the narrow chasma-like riverbed, so many cottonwood trees streamside. And of couse birds, yellow warblers, vermillion flycatchers, gray hawks, and many many more. Everyone on the trail walks quietly, so it is a peaceful retreat. Yet the grasslands are just meters away, full of hot sun. It is a very special place in SE Arizona

Visited March 2012
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2 Thank lakjc2
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Bloomington, Indiana
Level 6 Contributor
211 reviews
64 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
“beautiful place for birders”
Reviewed March 26, 2012

We spent about two hours hiking. We saw some Vermilion Flycatchers by the river but also a wide variety of birds near the visitor center. The bookstore there is excellent and the staff were excellent in helping us identify the birds we had taken pictures of.

Visited March 2012
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1 Thank ipeguy
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