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San Pedro Riparian National Conservation Area

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Address: 1763 Paseo San Luis, Hereford, AZ 85635-4611
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One of the prime birdwatching areas in Arizona, where visitors can see up...

One of the prime birdwatching areas in Arizona, where visitors can see up to 500 species of birds.

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Good birding or hiking location.

Well maintained park like, preserve and riparian area. Good for hiking and birding. Try to time your visit for the cooler parts of the day.

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Grand Junction, Colorado
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Grand Junction, Colorado
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93 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Well maintained park like, preserve and riparian area. Good for hiking and birding. Try to time your visit for the cooler parts of the day.

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Tempe
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62 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There are trails leading to the San Pedro River from the house, and it's only .2 mile. The river is way down - don't get close to the banks as they go straight down about 15 feet. The banks are unstable. Still it was a thrill to go there!

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Thank tutana
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38 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is an important corridor of water and shelter through the desert, allowing migration of birds amd other animals. It's a great place to stop for a walk when traveling through. Watch for rattlesnakes from roughly mid march through fall. They are beautiful from a distance, but keep an eye on the trail to make sure you don't have a... More 

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Thank Meghan R
Oro Valley, Arizona, United States
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11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The San Pedro Riparian Conservation Area offers a brief respite from the highways, there are always birds there, and the level of the San Pedro either gives you reasons for rejoicing, or makes you wonder about water levels and where we are in the "wise use of natural resources." You can count on seeing vermillion flycatchers almost any time, but... More 

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Thank Gene B
Pahrump, Nevada, United States
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796 reviews
438 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 273 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The San Pedro House location is a good location to go birding. There were quite a few people birding. There are hiking trails along a creek, by a pond, and thru the grassland area. The trails are sandy and easy to follow. We saw quite a few birds.

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Thank Cherie P
Montrose, Colorado
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 17 March 2017

The San Pedro House location is an excellent starting point for a bird watching hike. The partly sandy trails are easy to navigate and just last week my wife and I saw the Lesser Kingfisher and a Great Horned Owl along with many more migrating species.

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Thank davewr2016
Saratoga Springs NY
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218 reviews
84 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017

This site's location is not well marked from the road, with just a small sign on a gate that is easily missed from a moving vehicle. You can also walk there (a few miles), from the San Pedro Riparian Visitor Center off Route 90. The short, easy hike has 1 descent/ascent (with steps) to get through a wash and has... More 

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Thank 22man
Juneau, Alaska
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25 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2017

We read about the Murray Springs Clovis site, part of the National Conservation Area, on Mosun Road (just outside of Sierra Vista). On this cloudy morning, we enjoyed walking, reading all the signs, and observing the layers. Did see a woodpecker or two, but mostly imagined the long ago time when people made their own weapons and hunted, even taking... More 

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Surrey, Canada
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 25 February 2017

This stop on our way back from Bisbee, was a pleasant diversion from shops and touristy places. We walked the trails and read the information and looked out to vast tracts of grassland bordered by the treeline along the river. Look for huge old cottonwood trees, a variety of birds and small wildlife as well as botanical names for the... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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46 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2017 via mobile

Visited this riparian reserve for a few hours of birding today. The middle of the day in the middle of the winter is not the optimal time for bird watching. None-the-less, we were treated with sights of several species, including a handful of new life list species. Just birding in the vicinity of the San Pedro House visitor center was... More 

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