Be a Local Tourist in the Sierra Vista area and ‘Take a Hike!’ …Literally! | Environment
Put down the yet-unmailed holiday cards and unwrapped gifts and take a hike! A few hours of sunshine and cool weather will invigorate the spirit and body.
The Nature Conservancy’s Ramsey Canyon Preserve is always a magnificent retreat, with the rippling creek, distinctive bird calls and soft rustle of wildlife. The hiking is easy, with benches along the trail for resting and relaxing. The Preserve is closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. How fortunate we are to have such accessible trails that showcase our beautiful landscape.
Another hiking highlight is the San Pedro River. Every Saturday, the docents of Friends of the San Pedro River lead a two-mile interpretive and educational walk over easy terrain along the river. This hike is suitable for most adults and children. Remember to wear appropriate attire for hiking and weather conditions, and bring water. This hike is free, but donations are gratefully appreciated. The hours are seasonal; at this time of year, the hikes begin at 9:00 a.m. at the San Pedro House on East Highway 90.
For information and directions, call the Sierra Vista Visitor Center at 417-6960, or stop by the Visitor Center in the Oscar Yrun Community Center, 3020 E. Tacoma Street.