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Cave Creek Canyon

Portal, AZ
+1 520-558-2334
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Birds and views

We visited at the tail end of high season and there were not crowds, almost no traffic and very few... read more

Reviewed 13 June 2017
Atlanta, Georgia
Wonderful drive

Since I don't walk very well, we just drove through and looked at all the beautiful rock formations... read more

Reviewed 27 April 2017
Tucson, Arizona
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Portal, AZ
+1 520-558-2334
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Reviewed 13 June 2017

We visited at the tail end of high season and there were not crowds, almost no traffic and very few campers. It was quiet, beautiful ( but not rewarding this time of year for the rarities I was searching for ...)

Thank owler2016
Reviewed 27 April 2017

Since I don't walk very well, we just drove through and looked at all the beautiful rock formations and visited the Ranger Station and had a nice visit with John and Tim. We saw some beautiful reptiles there on display.

Thank Merridith
Reviewed 12 April 2017

It was a great place to meet other birders who share what they saw and helped us to complete our list.

Thank perfectpat202
Reviewed 24 March 2017

We went in March and there was very little in the bird viewing arena, but there is amazing scenery in this area and a great place to visit for everyone that appreciates the outdoors.

Thank Traildreamin
Reviewed 20 February 2017

Cave Creek Canyon isn't on your way to anywhere, out in the "middle of nowhere" basin-&-range country on the AZ / NM border. But for birding, camping, hiking & simply relaxing it's a destination unto itself. Beautiful, burbling Cave Creek flows down this mostly narrow...More

Thank JamaisVu
Reviewed 22 October 2016

A beautiful peaceful area in southern Arizona. Quaint buildings, beautiful canyons and trails. The Chiricahuas are one of the wonderful 'sky islands' in this area north of the border

1  Thank Nichewiche
Reviewed 9 August 2016

This is one of the best areas for sightseeing, birding, hiking and relaxation. We camped and enjoyed every minute of it. Clean, well kept campsites surrounded by beautiful trees and the canyon walls. Many great birding spots can be found in the canyon and nearby.

Thank SierraSlyFox
Reviewed 19 June 2016

A wonderful place to locate the elegant trogon, along with many other SE Arizona endemic species. Also terrific for finding local reptiles.

Thank BensonFarms
Reviewed 27 May 2016

I was with the Carolina Bird Club and we saw a pair of elegant trogons, a target bird for this place and Arizona woodpeckers. The scenery is spectacular.

Thank tpaulanderson
Reviewed 17 April 2016

Our trip to the Chiricahua Mountains which is nestled in the Coronado National Forest was the most amazing adventure! Wild Javelina, White Tailed Deer, Wild Turkey, birds of all kinds, Skunk, the occasional Bear, the occasional snake, lizards abundant, springs and creeks flowing with water...More

Thank LadyHawke714
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Barb B
1 May 2017|
Response from JamaisVu | Reviewed this property |
The Trogon that frequents Patagonia Lake State Park left about two months early this spring... So it's an unusual year. If I were you I'd call the Forest Service or any of the B&Bs in the area; they'll definitely know if... More
22 August 2016|
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Response from FrequentTraveler696 | Reviewed this property |
Cave Creek canyon is managed by the US Forest Service. There can be restrictions about bringing dogs. You should contact the district office and see what the current rules are about dogs. The Office in Douglas, AZ manages... More
5 September 2015|
Response from William S | Reviewed this property |
I think accessibility is very limited here.