|Carr Canyon - The Reef|
Since 1878, Carr Canyon has been the sight of mining activity. The mostly unpaved switchback road leading to the canyon is not for the faint of heart but offers spectacular views of the San Pedro Valley and a chance to see some of southern Arizona’s high country without a long hike. The area has ...
Coronado National Memorial
|Description: This remote corner of the Huachuca Mountains commemorates the expedition of Francisco Vasquez de Coronado in 1549, the first known appearance of Europeans into the United States. Several hiking trails through the wooded foothills of the Huachuca Mountains, excellent views over the river valley, a cave, and an interesting variety of plant and animal life attract visitors.|
Wildlife to Watch: White-tailed deer, coatimundi, mountain lion, Montezuma quail, Mexican jay, Arizona woodpecker, dusky-capped flycatcher, white-breasted nuthatch, bridled titmouse, painted redstart, black-headed grosbeak, hepatic tanager, various species of hummingbirds, black-tailed rattlesnake, and Clark’s spiny lizard may be encountered here. The secretive barking frog inhabits the rocky canyon slopes of the park and is active only a few weeks of the year.
Ownership: National Park Service
Size: 4750 acres
Closest Town: Sierra Vista
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