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Brown Canyon Ranch

Brown Canyon Ranch, formerly known as the Barchas Ranch, is a historic ranch located in the foothills of the Huachuca Mountains, near Sierra Vista, Arizona.The land Brown Canyon Ranch is on was first settled around 1880 by John Thomas Brown, who owned a hotel a few miles away in neighboring Ramsey Canyon.Following a succession of owners, the land eventually ended up in the hands of the brothers James and Tom Haverty. Between 1905 and 1907, James and his brother built what is today the most prominent building in the canyon, a modest three-room adobe home, now known as the Brown Canyon Ranch House.

Kartchner Caverns State Park

Kartchner Caverns State Park is a state park of Arizona, United States, featuring a show cave with 2.4 miles of passages. The park is located 9 miles south of the town of Benson and west of the north-flowing San Pedro River. Long hidden from view, the caverns were discovered in 1974 by local cavers, assisted by a state biologist who helped in its preservation.

Ramsey Canyon Preserve

Famous among birders and other naturalists for over a century, this 380-acre-property in the middle elevations of the canyon provides excellent birding opportunities from April through September. Hummingbirds abound. Sulphur-bellied Flycatcher, Dusky-capped Flycatcher and Painted Redstart are common in summer, while Arizona Woodpecker and Bridled Titmouse are here year-round. Coues's White-tailed Deer and White-nosed Coati are common.To reach Ramsey Canyon Preserve, take Hwy 92 south for seven miles from Sierra Vista. Turn right on Ramsey Canyon Road and follow it to its end. No RV's over 18 feet or trailers of any size permitted.

Garden Canyon

One of Arizona’s largest military installations, Fort Huachuca was established in 1877 and continues as an active military post. The fort was the headquarters of the 4th Cavalry patrols that pursued Geronimo and his band of Chiricahua Apache and ultimately brought about their surrender in 1886.Located within Fort Huachuca, Garden Canyon is sometimes called the most beautiful canyon in the Huachuca Mountains, and this scenic area contains some of the most diverse plant and animal life in the mountain range.