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Variety of hikes; pictographs; rappelling

Garden Canyon is one of the more popular hiking areas in the Huachucas. Entry on to Fort Huachuca... read more

Reviewed 6 August 2018
BudandJan D
Sierra Vista, Arizona
Great Drive

I haven't hiked up there yet, but this is a great drive with some really interesting pictographs as... read more

Reviewed 19 June 2018
Sierra Vista, Arizona
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Flycatchers, quail and woodpeckers are found in this canyon.
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Reviewed 6 August 2018

Garden Canyon is one of the more popular hiking areas in the Huachucas. Entry on to Fort Huachuca is available to all ID card holders plus US Citizens who complete a background check and obtain a pass from the Visitor Center. Garden Canyon has picnic...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank BudandJan D
Reviewed 13 July 2018

This was build to accommodate bike riders n walkers , it a quiet location, I like this area, very little crime, one can feel safe in the area, meet friendly folks who live close by

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank 135arlenec
Reviewed 19 June 2018

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

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank Traildreamin
Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile

Lovely area for a short hike. Go up to Observation Point, it's a little strenuous but not too bad, and worth it.

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank Paul M
Reviewed 8 December 2017

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

Date of experience: November 2017
2  Thank ronsW7526PP
Reviewed 3 November 2017

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.

Date of experience: September 2017
2  Thank donnarv2017
Reviewed 20 October 2017

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.

Date of experience: October 2017
1  Thank Localgirl252
Reviewed 10 July 2017

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

Date of experience: May 2017
2  Thank maryjoyrenfro
Reviewed 21 May 2017

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

Date of experience: May 2017
1  Thank LaurettaYoung
Reviewed 31 March 2017

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

Date of experience: March 2017
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29 May 2016|
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Response from DjLeeJ | Reviewed this property |
Unfortunately Garden Canyon is located on and only accessible through the Fort Huachuca Army base. Only people with a military or military related ID are able to access it.
Yvonne S
19 October 2015|
Response from DjLeeJ | Reviewed this property |
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.
Yvonne S
19 October 2015|
Response from ronsW7526PP | Reviewed this property |
It is free. Hiking enhances your experience, but there is much to see from your vehicle. This is a rough road. If you are looking a scenic drive, there are more accessible destinations.