Things to do in Hereford, Arizona (AZ): The Best Nature & Parks

August 2, 2021 Lashaunda Abraham

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. Coronado Peak Trail

4101 E Montezuma Canyon Rd, Hereford, AZ 85615-9376 http://www.nps.gov/coro
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Coronado Peak Trail

This short hiking trail (approximately .5 miles one way) climbs from 6,575 to 6,864 feet in elevation, and culminates in panoramic views of the San Pedro Valley and desert grasslands from Coronado Peak.

2. Montezuma's Pass

W Montezuma Canyon Rd, Hereford, AZ +1 520-366-5515 http://www.nps.gov/coro/planyourvisit/placestogo.htm
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Montezuma's Pass

Reviewed By rollop135 - Payson, United States

Pretty awesome view from three directions. The gravel road to the summit pass is easy for cars - though winding and an occasional switchback. Informational kiosks at the top told about early explorers to the area. It was worth a side-trip from Sierra Vista and close to a spot we had circled for hiking.

3. Ash Canyon Bird Sanctuary

5255 E Spring Rd, Hereford, AZ 85615-9029 +1 520-432-1388 [email protected] http://sabo.org/ash-canyon-bird-sanctuary/
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Ash Canyon Bird Sanctuary

Former home of the late Mary Jo Ballator, the sanctuary is owned and operated by the Southeastern Arizona Bird Observatory. The site includes feeders for hummingbirds (most active Mar-Sep) and other birds (year round), a pollinator garden, and naturalistic water features. Located at the end of a narrow road with limited parking for normal passenger vehicles only (no large RVs, trailers, or buses).

Reviewed By LaurettaYoung - Portland, United States

Of all the places we went to bird this gets the gold star. Totally amazing flowers, variety of bird feeders, comfortable places to sit, great volunteers to welcome and help with bird ID and wonderful diversity. BEST place in this area for multiple species of hummingbirds and others. Had 50 species in two hours. Very welcoming staff.

4. The Nature Conservancys Ramsey Canyon Preserve

27 E Ramsey Canyon Rd, Hereford, AZ 85615-9613 +1 520-378-2785 http://www.nature.org/ourinitiatives/regions/northamerica/unitedstates/arizona/placesweprotect/ramsey-canyon-preserve.xml
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4.5 based on 291 reviews

The Nature Conservancys Ramsey Canyon Preserve

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

Reviewed By ArizonaAZ1 - Arizona, United States

Definitely grab one of the canes they offer the hikers to help you on the hike up. Plenty of places to stop and rest as you do go up in elevation. Do take advantage of those rest stops.

5. Coronado National Memorial

4101 E Montezuma Canyon Rd, Hereford, AZ 85615-9376 +1 520-366-5515 http://www.nps.gov/coro
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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 robbygc - Toronto, Canada

I went in the Visitor Center and learned about the history from here. The first Europeans came here. They didn't find treasures. They continued there trek. It was gard. It was a desert. and deep canyons to probe the way across the broad deserts. There were high mountains and the Great plains. The coronado expedition were the first to write what they saw. They marched and marched to find "New Mexico". They found no on indian empires. A new settlers in Mexico Central Mexico. The Spaniards invaded. Now they had a new settlers in Mexico. General Vasquez de Coronado.. They celebrating the culture. They work with cattles. Eusebio Francisco Kino came in 1687 first. He started with 24 missionaries. I found all of this in the Visitor Center. It is really attractive!

6. Coronado Cave

4101 E Montezuma Canyon Rd, Hereford, AZ 85615-9376 http://www.nps.gov/coro
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Coronado Cave

Also called Montezuma's Treasure Vault and Geronimo's Cave, this subterranean system extends approximately 600 feet in length and is believed to have been used by the Apaches as a hide-out from the U.S. Army in the late 1800's.

Reviewed By robbygc - Toronto, Canada

We had a hihe to so. We like that. However we bought a flash to see the caves. There were people in the caverns with no flashes, they could not see much. Anyway we hiked and learned about flowers and cacti I liked the mountains. Wow! When we were close to the cave, someone helped us to get through. There were kids also. Wit our flash we could see way more than those with no lights. This was our best attraction for this day. The hiking what also worthwhile! P.S. If you have no flash, ask to buy at the Visitor's Center.

7. Ash Canyon Trail One Hundred Four

Ash Canyon Road, Hereford, AZ
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Ash Canyon Trail One Hundred Four

8. Spooner's Oasis & Arboretum

10284 S Sandstone Dr, Hereford, AZ 85615-9130 +1 520-366-2207
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9. Arizona Folklore Preserve

56 E Folklore Trl, Hereford, AZ 85615-8646 +1 520-378-6165 [email protected]
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4.5 based on 22 reviews

Reviewed By greenelo

We had heard all about Dolan Ellis but were so happy with live music available on the weekend we were there. Nice venue. Intimate. Beautiful grounds.

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