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Sierra Vista, Arizona

Sierra Vista is the major population center for southeastern Arizona. Located approximately 70 miles southeast of Tucson. Sierra Vista serves as the main commercial, cultural and recreational hub of the area. Easily accessible off of Interstate 10 at an elevation of 4,623 feet, Sierra Vista's abundant sunshine, high altitude and clean fresh air add to the city's livability and comfort. Its picturesque setting among the Huachuca, Dragoon, Mule and Whetstone Mountains emphasize its Spanish name meaning Mountain View. Within the city is Fort Huachuca, home of the U.S. Army Intelligence Center and School. Sierra Vista incorporated in 1956.

Attractions and Upcoming Events

Ramsey Canyon Preserve

Ramsey Canyon Preserve is owned and operated by The Nature Conservancy. In 1975, the Nature Conservancy established the 300-acre Ramsey Canyon Preserve. This spectacular canyon is on the eastern half of the Huachuca Mountains, at an elevation of 5,525 feet.

Sierra Vista, AZ Nature Preserves

San Pedro Riparian National Conservation Area

The San Pedro Riparian National Conservation Area is along the San Pedro River. The area is managed by the Bureau of Land Management and has been designated as a Globally Important Bird Area in 1996 by the American Bird Conservancy. The San Pedro Riparian National Conservation Area covers 56,000

Sierra Vista, AZ Conservation Areas

Fort Huachuca

Fort Huachuca is a product of the Indian Wars of the 1870s and 1880s. In February 1877

Sierra Vista, AZ Forts

Fort Huachuca Museum

Fort Huachuca Museum gives visitors a chance to see what the fort was like long ago and what present day activities are taking place. The museum relives the Apache wars, Pershing's Expedition and the fort'

Sierra Vista, AZ Museums


Things to do near Sierra Vista, AZ

San Pedro Riparian National Conservation Area

The San Pedro Riparian National Conservation Area is along the San Pedro River. The area is managed by the Bureau of Land Man...

Mount Graham International Observatory (MGIO)

MGIO is a division of Steward Observatory, the research arm for the Department of Astronomy at the University of Arizona. Sci...

Crawford Street Historic District

Merchants and professionals carried on a long tradition of a robust commercial center and their profits built the stately hom...

Tombstone Epitaph Museum

Visit the free 1880s newspaper museum displaying vintage newspapers and printing equipment. Read the original 1881 reports...