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Ramsey Canyon Preserve


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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.

The preserve has a permanent spring-fed stream and hosts a variety of plant and wildlife. The high canyon walls offer Ramsey a cool, moist and stable habitat. There are places to rest and take in the beauty as you walk the three-quarter mile round trip trail. Along the trail you come across a multitude of wildlife. Visitors may get a trail pass at no charge at the preserve office. There are at least 15 species of hummingbirds at Ramsey Canyon. That's not all you will see, there are wrens and woodpeckers flying about. The best time to come and see these creatures is April through September.

The canyon preserve has six furnished cabins for visitors. Guests need to bring food. The cabins offer a bedroom, living room, dining room and kitchen combination. Cabins also include a bathroom. If you want to spend a night in one of these cabins you will need to call in advance. There is a bookstore at the preserve that offers a variety of information that will enhance your visit.

The store includes books on birds, nature and cards to remember your trip. Ramsey Canyon Preserve is a very popular spot for many nature lovers and hikers. Because of the canyon's popularity and limited parking, it is advisable to call in advance and/or make your visit during the week. Phone reservations are required during Saturday and Sunday visits. The preserve has limited parking and tours need to be scheduled in advance.


Address: Highway 92 south to Ramsey Canyon Road, six miles.
Phone: 520-378-2785
Our Website:nature.org/wherewework/northamerica/states/arizona

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