We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers: Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
I haven't hiked up there yet, but this is a great drive with some really interesting pictographs as a couple of side trips that are a close walk off the road. During the dry season, bears have been known to be a problem, so keep...More
Garden Canyon is the major drainage coming down the east side of the Huachuca Mountains. It is mostly within the boundary of Fort Huachuca. Starting in the foothills near a set of firing ranges, the canyon climbs to the crest of the range. Along the...More
First of all, you will need your military pass or apply for and get a visitor's pass issued to you in one short visit. AZ residents' pass is good for a year. Out-of-state visitors' passes are good for a much shorter time.
Moderately easy drive to the end of the road at Vanishing Trail. Part of the way is a dirt road. Two pictograph sites to explore. Quiet peaceful with no other people around. A lot of wild life to see even a 8 point buck.
I am feeling a bit torn about telling people how great this place is. The first time I went in early spring with a group - we were the only people in the canyon. I've been dozens of times since and seen only two other...More
One can bird by car and stop at the picnic areas of you can get out and walk the top part.. very slowly sloping wide road or you can hike the really steep and rocky Sheelite trail. Lots of wildflowers and many habitat zones. We...More
I used the map that is on this TripAdvisor site and the location is all wrong. It shows Garden Canyon being on Lyle Canyon Rd. which is waaay west of the correct location.
Anyway, it was a neat drive and we ended up going to...More
This is a great place to actually see trees and flowers in the desert. The natural water gives a greater variety of plants and wildlife than down on the valley floors, with ample opportunity to see birds, especially hummingbirds. A very relaxing day destination with...More
It is free. Hiking is optional as the road goes nearly to the top of the canyon. However, this is on a military installation and only military, families and others with official access to the base are allowed to visit.