10 Things to Do in Hereford That You Shouldn't Miss

October 22, 2017 Timmy Ribble

Hereford is a populated place in Cochise County along the San Pedro Riparian National Conservation Area in the southern part of the U.S. state of Arizona. It is southeast of Sierra Vista and is a part of the Sierra Vista-Douglas micropolitan area. The elevation is 4,193 feet at the location of the original townsite at the far eastern end of the unincorporated area; the residential area runs for another 8 miles west from this location, blending into the unincorporated area of Nicksville at an elevation of approximately 4800'. Hereford Station Post Office is located at the far western end of Nicksville, at the foot of the Huachuca Mountains.
Restaurants in Hereford

1. Ramsey Canyon Preserve

27 E Ramsey Canyon Rd, Hereford, AZ 85615-9613 +1 520-378-2785
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4.5 based on 266 reviews

Ramsey Canyon Preserve

Best known for its 14 species of hummingbirds, Ramsey Canyon requires reservations on the weekend from the Nature Conservancy.

Reviewed By Ginny A - Hereford, Arizona

Closed a few days mid-week. Check web site before going. Ticket is good for more than one day. Get there at opening or just before closing for the best chance of seeing birds and other wildlife. Leaves turning colors now. Always a pretty walk.
Also check web site for docent walk schedules.

2. Copper Queen Mine

478 N Dart Rd, Bisbee, AZ 85603 +1 520-432-2071
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4.5 based on 655 reviews

Copper Queen Mine

Reviewed By ArkansasGlen - Arkansas

Our guide was outstanding, and there is an exhibit on the important changes of mining drills which made the holes for dynamite. Remember, the temperature down in the shafts are 50-60, so wear long sleeve. The price is well worth it, and you'll learn about the men and the equipment that made Arizona.

3. Brown's Canyon Trail

Ramsey Canyon Rd, Sierra Vista, AZ
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4.5 based on 39 reviews

Brown's Canyon Trail

Reviewed By Ron S

Brown Canyon Ranch sits right next to the suburban area extending south from Sierra Vista. A network of trails extends out from the ranch house, some in the flat grasslands, some heading into Brown Canyon. The area right around the ranch gets heavy use. The canyon trail is a popular area for both hikers and mountain bikes. This creates hazards at times when unwary hikers and adrenaline seeking bike riders meet. The trail goes through all the way up to Ramsey Canyon. There is a spring, historic structures and beautiful views along the way.

I highly recommend this trail as well as the historic ranch. However, be aware that on weekends it is CROWDED. Watch out for bikers coming downhill fast. And, bring a camera for the beautiful scenery.

4. Coronado National Memorial

4101 E Montezuma Canyon Rd, Hereford, AZ 85615-9376 +1 520-366-5515
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4.5 based on 117 reviews

Coronado National Memorial

Comprised of 4,750 acres of oak woodlands along the border of the United States and Mexico, this living memorial commemorates the first major exploration of the American Southwest by Europeans.

Reviewed By Localgirl252 - Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin

Coronado Park recently updated the Visitors Center with more displays on the history of the area. The drive up to Montezuma Pass overlook is a must. From here you can see the San Pedro Valley, the San Rafael Valley, San Jose Peak in Mexico and part of the Border Fence. There are picnic tables on top. Take the short hike on the Coronado Peak Trail. Awesome views. There are a lot of other great trails in the Park.

5. Bisbee Mining & Historical Museum

5 Copper Queen Plaza, Bisbee, AZ 85603 +1 520-432-7071
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4.5 based on 380 reviews

Bisbee Mining & Historical Museum

An affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution, this small rural museum chronicles the history of the historic mining town of Bisbee through a rich display of artifacts, photographs and interesting displays.

Reviewed By B2843IYbillk - Arlington, United States

We spent about 90 minutes touring the museum. They have lots of cool displays and things to see. Not really a place that kids would like, but we did.

6. Sierra Vista Farmers Market

3105 E Fry Blvd, Thursdays 10am-2pm, Sierra Vista, AZ 85635-2902 +1 520-678-2638
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4.5 based on 53 reviews

Sierra Vista Farmers Market

Reviewed By donnarv2017 - Sierra Vista, Arizona

Don't miss out on a prime example of what a farmer's market should be. Many of the vendors, new and with years of experience, have been featured in the bi-monthly publication: EDIBLE BAJA. The magazine by itself is one-of-a-kind, picked up for free at the...MoreThank you for support and kind comments!

7. San Pedro Riparian National Conservation Area

4070 South Avenida Saracino, Hereford, AZ 85615 +1 520-508-4445
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4.5 based on 129 reviews

San Pedro Riparian National Conservation Area

One of the prime birdwatching areas in Arizona, where visitors can see up to 500 species of birds.

Reviewed By Gershwin12 - Forest Hills, New York

This is a must do for all birders visiting southern Arizona. The visitor center and gift shop was closed this visit due to necessary structural repairs. However, trails were open for hiking and birdwatching. We were fortunate enough to run into a volunteer Rob. Rob was so helpful and informative he walked with us for about an hour looking for the green kingfisher. Sadly we did not find the bird but the walk was wonderful. This area is different from the desert birding we were accustomed to in southern Arizona. The river provides for a forest of large cottonwood trees. The trail leads from grasslands filled with sparrows to a wandering river and a lush forest. Carry in everything you need: Water ,a hat, sturdy walking shoes suitable for different terrains like mud grass and uneven footing is expected, bring snacks, sunscreen and a sense for adventure. If you love a hike, or bird watching I recommend a walk in the San Pedro riparian national conservation area.

8. Old Bisbee Brewing Company

200 Review Alley, Bisbee, AZ 85603 +1 520-432-2739
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4.5 based on 214 reviews

Old Bisbee Brewing Company

Reviewed By 234Glenys - Battle Ground, Washington

Make sure to stop into this great place. Friendly staff, great beer and exactly the place we like to stop. Small but welcoming. Try the taster tray and then pick your favorite (mine was the copper amber ale). Minimal food available but there are many other choices for lunch and dinner within walking distance. Give it a try!

9. Brown's Canyon Ranch

Ramsey Canyon Rd, Sierra Vista, AZ
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4 based on 55 reviews

Brown's Canyon Ranch

Reviewed By Tumblweed22 - Sierra Vista, Arizona

As part of the history of the old west... Browns Canyon Ranch played a big part.
This ranch has been preserved and is quite an interesting history lesson.
The area around the ranch has hiking trails and picnic areas. And don't forget the beautiful views. A very nice day trip.

10. Our Lady of the Sierras Shrine

Twin Oaks Road, Hereford, AZ 85615 +1 520-378-2950
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4.5 based on 47 reviews

Our Lady of the Sierras Shrine

Reviewed By TheThreeGracies - Westchester, NY

The views are perfect and as you drive and walk up you know you're going somewhere really special. It's my little piece of Heaven here on earth. I can't wait to go back. I received a great miracle while praying there 19 years ago. One that changed my life for ever.

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