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Address: Portal, AZ
Phone Number: +1 520-558-2334
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Home to unique plants, animals and birds.

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Fantastic area for scenery, wildlife and birds

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 22 October 2016
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Durban, South Africa
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Durban, South Africa
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46 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles 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

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California
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19 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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La Grange, IL
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18 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Lawrenceburg
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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Garden Grove, California
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 this time of year, I recommend it highly to the outdoors enthusiast, we visited 4... More 

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Loveland, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 April 2016

We took the South Fork Trail and enjoyed the hike. There were more folks hiking and riding bicycles than we expected to see, which was good because the birders were happy to share their sightings.

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Forest Hills, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 April 2016

Great hiking trail for birders. It was early in the season but we listened for the call of the elegant trogon anyway. No luck this trip. This bird is known to be seen on this trail later in the season. We were fortunate enough to see early migrants (birds), warblers and woodpeckers were seen and heard: Acorn woodpeckers, painted redstarts,... More 

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St. George, Utah
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36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 March 2016

We stayed at the Cave Creek Ranch (unique converted ranch style lodging for natural history enthusiasts) and were ideally situated for daily excursions, both guided and unguided. Our group identified over 20 different native local and migrating species in one four hour trip. This area is slowly being discovered by birders and naturalists: Go there before it is "discovered". Also... More 

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Bowling Green, Kentucky
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 198 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 February 2016

No pictures can do this canyon justice. The colors of the canyons walls are incredible. There is a BLM visitor’s center on 42 Forest Road but it is only open 3 days a week (Fri-Sun). The buildings around the visitor’s center were built by the CCC in the 1930’s. There is also the Southwestern Research Station along the road but... More 

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Bristol, Vermont
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2016

If you like to bird and hike, this is the place for you. The natural beauty is outstanding. Do be aware that Cave Creek Canyon is located in a fairly remote location. The nearest full service grocery store is sixty miles away. There are also no gas stations nearby. We enjoyed a wonderful hike up the Silver Peak Trail, although... More 

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