Visiting Sierra Vista Arizona isn’t complete without a trip to Ash & Miller Canyons. Huachuca Mountain canyons come equipped with public bird feeding stations located high in the forest. An attraction for bird watches around the world. It is not unusual for a bird watcher to actually see rare birds in the area, birds such as the Flame-colored Tanager.
Another great site in Sierra Vista, Arizona is the Amerind Foundation. Amerind is located near the Cochise Stronghold. This unique museum was founded by William Shirley Fulton in 937 and was a non-profit anthropological and archaeological research center for the local Native American history.
While in Sierra Vista, Arizona be sure to take a trip to Cochise Stronghold found in the Dragoon Mountains, elevation of 5,000 feet. The stronghold lies deep in a protective rampart of granite domes and cliffs. The Cochise Stronghold was home to Apache chief, Cochise and his people. Today the Douglas Ranger District manages the Cochise Stronghold. Visitors to the Cochise Stronghold enjoy the beauty and history of the area along with rock climbing and wildlife viewing.
Visitors to Sierra Vista, Arizona who have an interest in events and exhibits of historical and natural significance will find the Carr House Visitor Center a great stop on their visit. Located n Carr Canyon this visitor center has nature trails and scenic overlooks to enhance a visit to Carr House. Enjoy the exhibits before hitting the trail. Call for directions and hours (520) 378-0311.
Declared a preserve in 1924 Chiricahua National Monument is another historical area for visitors to Sierra Vista Arizona. Chiricahua is known as the Wonderland of Rocks and will take visitors breath away at the magnificence of the rock formations. When visitors see the natural bridge and the ledge created by volcanic hailstones along with the wildlife viewing in this area of Sierra Vista Arizona they will want to return again and again.
Visitors will also enjoy a trip to the beginning of the famous Arizona Tail, Coronado National Memorial. This 4,750 acre memorial park is operated by the National Park Service of Arizona. Hiking and wildlife are one of the reasons visitors enjoy the Coronado National Memorial area of Arizona. When at the visitor’s center be sure to take the time to visit Coronado Cave. Coronado Cave is a great place for visitors who don’t enjoy rappelling, squeezing or walking through tiny passages. No overnight camping is allowed and the Memorial is open 8 am to 4 pm daily.