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Sierra Vista - Birder's Paradise

A travel journal to Sierra Vista by grimmts

San Pedro Riparian Area Photo, Sierra Vista, Arizona More Photos
Quote: Sierra Vista is a perfect central location for birding, hiking and outdoor fun. Nearby are: Tombstone, Bisbee, Chiricahua National Monument, Patagonia, Nogales, Tubac, Tucson, Kartchner Caverns, and SO much more. It would also be a great place to live year-round as it usually doesn't reach higher than the low 90's in summer.

Sierra Vista - Birder's Paradise

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Overview

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Birding, hiking and golf are our favorite things to do in Southeastern Arizona. There are so many places to look for birds, we still haven't seen them all. The Nature Conservancy's Ramsey Canyon (about 6 miles south of Sierra Vista), and the Patagonia-Sonoita Preserve in Patagonia are good places to start. While in Patagonia, don't miss going to Patton's house. Marion and Wally Patton have opened up their backyard to bird lovers - complete with a canopy, chairs and benches underneath. In the warmer months you will see unbelieveable amounts of hummingbirds at their 10+ feeders (not to mention all the other feathered friends who come to visit). Their house is on the left as you drive to the Patago...Read More

Comfort Inn And Suites

Hotel | "Comfort Inn"

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This is Sierra Vista's newest hotel. We joined the Guest Privileges Program and were upgraded to a suite which was big, comfortable and quiet. There was a desk with modem hookups for our laptop, a refrigerator and a pull-out couch and chair. Plenty of room to spread our stuff out! We will most likely stay there again on our next trip because of their central location. A nice surprise for us tall people was the bathroom sink which was much higher than normal. The free continental breakfast is not bad, but not anything out of the ordinary.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on February 1, 2001

Comfort Inn And Suites
3500 E FRY BLVD
Sierra Vista, Arizona 85635
520-459-0515

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This is a newer hotel. Very clean with a nice complimentary breakfast. All rooms are studios (I think). It is across the street from the entrance to Ft. Huachuca. The ONLY thing that bothered us was the slippery floor in the foyer of our room. We would stay there again. They can give you a card to get a discount on a round of golf at Pueblo del Sol C.C.

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on February 1, 2001

Gateway Studio Suites
203 N. Garden Avenue
Sierra Vista, Arizona 85635
(520) 439-3100

The Mesquite Tree

Restaurant

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We had excellent meals both times here. All the locals recommend it. If you stay at the Comfort Inn, you can get a complimentary glass of wine or dessert...get the dessert (the house wine is average)! Varied menu and excellent service. The staff is very friendly and makes sure you have a good time. One of the nights we ate there was the night before they were going to close for the employee Christmas party. The place was packed, but everyone was having fun, servers kept up with the demand, and the chef put out a delicious dinner.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on February 1, 2001

The Mesquite Tree
S Highway 92 & Carr Ca
Sierra Vista, Arizona 85613
(520) 378-2758

Outside Inn

Restaurant | "The Outside Inn"

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This is more of a gourmet restaurant (we're not into that, but if you are, you'll like it). There are many small dining rooms as this used to be someone's house. The service was okay, not great. Next time, we'll probably go the the Mesquite Tree again or the steakhouse in Sonoita instead.

Member Rating 2 out of 5 on February 1, 2001

Outside Inn
4907 S Highway 92
Sierra Vista, Arizona 85650
(520) 378-4645

San Pedro Riparian Area

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Attraction | "San Pedro Riparian Area (for birding)"

San Pedro Riparian Area Photo, Sierra Vista, Arizona
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The attached picture shows the view as you head toward the San Pedro Riparian Area. The band of green are the trees along the creek. In the summer, hiking along the river in the shade of the cottonwoods, you will see myriad birds enjoying the water. On a December day near sunset, we saw many hawks soaring close to the ground searching for prey. The San Pedro house is a great place to buy birding books and other nature items. There are nice, clean restrooms on site as well. The hikes are not strenuous. As you drive the roads of Southeastern Arizona in winter, you will see literally hundreds of raptors. Hawks and Kestrels are on just about every third telephone poll you pass! For...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on February 1, 2001

San Pedro Riparian Area
7 miles East of Sierra Vista on Highway 90
Sierra Vista, Arizona 85603
(520) 432-1388

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Wadsworth, Ohio

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