Questions about Southeast Arizona

Old May 19th, 2010, 09:29 AM
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Questions about Southeast Arizona

My wife, daughter and I are planning a 7 day trip to S.E. Arizona the first week of August. We plan on flying into Tucson and renting a car from there. We would like to visit the Patogonia lake and Huachuca mountain areas, primarily for hiking and wildlife(mostly birds) I am looking for advice on lodging, sights, and any general recommendations on these areas. Thanks for any input!
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I can't help with lodging since we camped at Chiricahua National Monument where there were amazing hiking trail among the hoodoos. Here's a link.

We also stayed at the Ramsey Canyon Inn Bed and Breakfast so we would be close to the trails up the canyon. We loved it.

Ramsey Canyon is a nature preserve administered by the Nature Conservancy and is loaded with wildlife...especially hummingbirds.

Google 'sky islands of Arizona to see what else the area has to're gonna love it there!!
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Old May 19th, 2010, 10:24 AM
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topped our recent trip report for you, it may provide some info.
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Visit Chiricahua NM and bisbee (take the copper mine tour)
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Since you indicated an interest in birding , are you aware that there is a birding festival in Southeast Arizona the first week in August (4th-8th), based out of Sierra Vista.

They have a number of field trips scheduled, most lasting the good part of a day, but they also have a number of shorter free programs (click on event schedule).

Have you checked out Kartchner Caverns? Need to make reservations in advance, but well worth it.

A great evening activity is the nightly observing program at Kitt Peak National Observatory.

I will try to write more about SE Arizona later

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All of the above are excellent suggestions. I especially loved hiking in the Chiricahuas. I used to camp there so can't help out with lodging suggestions. Have you checked TripAdvisor for lodging recommendations?

For info on birding in SE Arizona, check
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If you are the type of birders who car a lot about life lists, then you will want to go to specific areas that are the only places that certain species (such as the Elegant Trogon) exist.
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