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Ramsey Canyon Preserve

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Address: 27 E Ramsey Canyon Rd, Hereford, AZ 85615-9613
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+1 520-378-2785
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Thu - Mon 08:00 - 17:00

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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A wonderful place to visit Hummingbirds

When a friend came to visit me in January the Sierra Vista area was receiving a rare rainy moment. It didn't matter because the trees at the Ramsey Canyon Preserve sheltered us... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Sierra Vista, Arizona
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Sierra Vista, Arizona
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28 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When a friend came to visit me in January the Sierra Vista area was receiving a rare rainy moment. It didn't matter because the trees at the Ramsey Canyon Preserve sheltered us from the misty drizzle. No Hummingbirds visited but we heard and saw other birds as we walked on the trail/ in the woods. It was magically relaxing. I... More 

Thank Tinkb357
Grand Jucntion
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9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Must do for bird enthusiasts and nature lovers. Lovely climate and lots of wildlife. Be sure and have the kids complete a Bingo card related to their observations.

Thank Kate V
Tucson, Arizona
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65 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My mom and I enjoy painting watercolors in outdoor settings. We loved Ramsey Canyon. It is picturesque, peaceful, and the sound of running water is amazing. Beautiful area!

Thank ArizonaMouse
Forest Hills, New York
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614 reviews
165 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 447 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2017

We are avid birders and visit the canyon twice a year for the past 10 years enjoying strolling the trails in Ramsey Canyon; the topography is beautiful with a nice gradual incline into the canyon. We enjoy chatting with the volunteers in the nicely stocked gift shop and utilizing the clean bathrooms. Entry fee is reasonable at $5 for seven... More 

Thank Gershwin12
Los Angeles
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232 reviews
120 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

We walked with our docent guide and learned a great deal about the history of this beautiful area. She was very knowledgeable about the trees, bushes and birds, tho many of the birds have not yet arrived (we were there March 4). Following her walk we continued on to the Overlook and down trail to a small waterfall prior to... More 

Thank HikerDave2
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3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 26 February 2017

I didn't expect much and at first it seemed like a waist of time ,I hiked all the way to the overlook and on the way back ,I started to see why this place is so special ,I was there on a Saturday but it wasn't crowded ,The humming birds were there but not in great numbers ,The lizards were... More 

Thank keith j
Yucaipa, California
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21 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2017

I knew in advance that parking was limited, so we made sure to arrive early in the day. The trail was an easy hike and provided a dramatic contrast to the sweeping vistas we drove through to get to the canyon. February is a little thin on bird population, but the hike was so nice I didn't mind. We did... More 

Thank Bernadette G
Saratoga Springs NY
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218 reviews
84 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2017

First of all, if you're going on a weekend or holiday (we went on President's Day), get there early (opens at 9), as there are only 28 parking spots and the overflow parking area is often closed. We walked up from a nearby cabin we're staying in). The visitor center staff is welcoming, patient and helpful. The main trail starts... More 

Thank 22man
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 18 February 2017

Beautiful mountain canyon park run by Nature Conservancy in southern-most Arizona, near Mexican border. Known for unique birds, eg, hummingbirds, most of whom are around March through August. Deer, wild turkey and small resident population of hummingbirds year round. The Conservancy is closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays along with their canyon entrance and trails. Parking is limited, but nearby Ramsey... More 

Thank Lisdoon V
Worthington, Indiana
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148 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2017

Be sure to go here if you're in the area. They do charge admission and it was $6 and not $5 like we read, but it's well worth it. There's lots of well marked points of interest so be sure to take a trail guide. It's quite a hike and all uphill but not taxing. Well worth the time spent.

Thank jaf1944

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