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San Pedro Riparian National Conservation Area

#3 of 9 things to do in Hereford Features Animals
1763 Paseo San Luis, Hereford, AZ 85635-4611
+1 520-458-3559
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Worth the stop, pleasantly surprised

Free self guided tour available. For a birder it has lots to offer, especially if you can make walk... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Timothy D
Go before it is too late

And by too late, I mean before the people who want to develop the area to death suck all the... read more

Reviewed 22 May 2017
Liza W
Hereford, Arizona
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One of the prime birdwatching areas in Arizona, where visitors can see up to 500 species of birds.
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  • Very good30%
  • Average5%
  • Poor0%
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1763 Paseo San Luis, Hereford, AZ 85635-4611
+1 520-458-3559
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Free self guided tour available. For a birder it has lots to offer, especially if you can make walk down to river. Staff was friendly. Can be hot, so wear a hat and long sleeve shirt of making the walk to River. Docent tour also...More

Thank Timothy D
Reviewed 22 May 2017

And by too late, I mean before the people who want to develop the area to death suck all the groundwater out, ruin the river, and kill everything that makes it beautiful to begin with. Really beautiful place especially in the mornings. Time of year...More

Thank Liza W
Reviewed 21 May 2017

Very special area. the trails along the river are lovely for a hike any time of day. This area attracts birds of many species in migration and just for water! We loved hiking here. We did take the guided bird trip by Southeast Arizona Ornithology...More

1  Thank LaurettaYoung
Reviewed 7 May 2017

There are supposed to be birds here but we only saw two. I think you can see many more during the early or late time of the day. The trails are relatively level and the "river" is more like a small stream.

Reviewed 6 May 2017

The San Pedro Riparian National Conservation Area is a wonderful opportunity for visitors to the Sierra Vista, Arizona area to see both nature and history. From the San Pedro House there's a delightful walk along the San Pedro River - a key spot to see...More

Thank 803don
Reviewed 29 April 2017

A short drive from Sierra Vista is the San Pedro Riparian area. There you will find a peaceful, scenic area with miles of hiking trails, bird watching opportunities, and vistas of the surrounding mountains. The trail goes far enough into the backcountry that you can...More

Thank Buckmanres
Reviewed 12 April 2017

Well maintained park like, preserve and riparian area. Good for hiking and birding. Try to time your visit for the cooler parts of the day.

Thank PauluchfromNJ
Reviewed 10 April 2017

There are trails leading to the San Pedro River from the house, and it's only .2 mile. The river is way down - don't get close to the banks as they go straight down about 15 feet. The banks are unstable. Still it was a...More

Thank tutana
Reviewed 30 March 2017 via mobile

This is an important corridor of water and shelter through the desert, allowing migration of birds amd other animals. It's a great place to stop for a walk when traveling through. Watch for rattlesnakes from roughly mid march through fall. They are beautiful from a...More

Thank Meghan R
Reviewed 29 March 2017

The San Pedro Riparian Conservation Area offers a brief respite from the highways, there are always birds there, and the level of the San Pedro either gives you reasons for rejoicing, or makes you wonder about water levels and where we are in the "wise...More

Thank Gene B
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Do you have biking trails?
2 June 2017|
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Response from KENTGA | Reviewed this property |
We just walked a small portion. I don't know about bike trails. Kent
Based on the address on this site, we ended at a building of Bureau of Land Management next to shops and condos. Where is exactly this place?
29 June 2016|
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Response from Sarracenia | Reviewed this property |
The San Pedro house (where shop/office, bathrooms and trail head is) is on highway 90 East of Sierra Vista. About 7-10 miles just before you cross the river on the South side of Hwy 90. The shop has a good selection of... More
Is there a fee to walk the trail?
5 March 2016|
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Response from Edward N | Reviewed this property |
No fee, but donations accepted