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ochise County welcomes you! This is where uncommon ground meets extraordinary skies, where international and local cuisine pair with awardwinning wines, and where a journey spanning centuries can be done in just a day. We are delighted you have chosen to visit our beautiful corner of southeast Arizona, and we hope you use this guide to make the most of your time here. No matter your interests, you will easily find something to see and do to create long lasting memories that will hopefully bring you back for more. We hope your time in Cochise County will prove to be a voyage of discovery, and we look forward to welcoming you back as our guests in the future.

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Fort Huachuca Historical Museums

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Explore the rich history of Fort Huachuca’s famous “Buffalo Soldiers” and other curiosities related to the post, which was first established in 1877. www.facebook.com/huachucamuseum

Coronado Vineyards, Willcox Vineyard owners Mark and Jacque Cook believe the true value in wine is in its experience. So visit their wine tasting and tapas lounge for an experience of your own. coronadovineyards.com

Slaughter Ranch, Douglas Step back in time with a visit to the home of a beloved character from southwest lore. www.slaughterranch.com

Queen Mine Tour, Bisbee Don your yellow slicker, hard hat and miner’s lamp and head 1,500 feet underground while a former miner recounts mining days, techniques and dangers. www.queenminetour. com

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Hummingbird Banding, Sierra Vista Get an up-close look at the many species of hummingbird that use the San Pedro River as a freeway between their winter homes and their summer nesting grounds. sabo.org/hummingbirds/hummingbirdbanding/

Bisbee Farmers Market, Bisbee Gunfighter Hall of Fame, Tombstone Immerse yourself in old west history with a visit to this treasure trove of gunfighter memorabilia.

Taste the flavors of Cochise County at this open air market in the Warren neighborhood of historic Bisbee. facebook.com/bisbeefarmersmarket

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While you’re here . . Sierra Vista

4TH OF JULY FIREWORKS

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The annual Independence Day extravaganza is a highlight of the year for many Sierra Vista residents. Pull up a lawn chair and enjoy the impressive display.

Get your oompah on at Oktoberfest. Gather in the park for a variety of cuisine and live entertainment at Der Biergarten.

Held the first weekend in October, Art in the Park transforms Veterans Memorial Park in Sierra Vista into a colorful marketplace of unique gifts and artwork.

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BISBEE PRIDE

Bisbee Chocolate Tasting

The Great Stair Climb is arguably one of the most unusual and challenging events in the world. The 4.5-mile course features nine staircases connected by winding roads.

Held every June, this three-day extravagant party embodies a spirit of solidarity and a sense of being home for those attending, which has expanded beyond the LGBTQ community.

Every February, the Friends of the Library hosts a chocolate tasting and auction. Goodies are donated by home bakers and candy makers as well as a few local restaurateurs.

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Don’t miss out on these popular annual events

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“The Town Too Tough to Die” pays tribute to a local legend with a weekend of Western fun, including featured guests who have portrayed Holliday on the big screen.

A “true to life reproduction of Tombstone’s rip-roaring days,” the town comes together in late October to celebrate the history and magic of this western gem.

Organized as a tribute to the men and women of the armed forces, the event features a parade and full weekend of street entertainment, raffles and vendors.

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THE LANTERN FESTIVAL

WILLCOX WINE FESTIVAL

REX ALLEN DAYS

The Lantern Festival brings individuals of all ages (free entry for ages 5 & under), backgrounds and walks of life together for one awe-inspiring evening.

Featuring more than 15 of Arizona’s best wineries along with over 30 non-winery vendors including fine arts, artisan foods, vintage vendors, and non-stop entertainment along with 2 food trucks.

WHO NEEDS HEROES? We Do!

There will be music, dancing, merchandise and food & beverage vendors, and a great (free) Kids Zone! When the time is just right, we will light the sky with our highest hopes, deepest desires, and fondest memories. Mark milestones, set goals or celebrate the life of a loved one in Heaven. http://www.cityofbenson.com/ 520-586-2245

Douglas COCHISE COUNTY FAIR Enjoy the college rodeo, livestock shows and auctions, open exhibits, carnival and vendors 3677 N Leslie Canyon Rd Douglas, AZ 85607 www.cochise.az.gov

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We need heroes now more than ever. Someone to count on. To look up to. To dream of being. We bring our heroes to life, every October, every year. First started in 1951, years before Rex Allen Days, Inc. was incorporated as a non-profit, The first Rex Allen Days events were held in honor of our local youth, once a bona-fide ranch cowboy, who made it big. Never forgetting home, and never hesitating to announce he was from Willcox, since 1951 Rex came home for concerts, parades, and to support the building of a new hospital. That Hospital today is the Northern Cochise Community Hospital, serving not just Willcox, but all of Southeastern Arizona! We Continue the traditions of yesterday, the event expanding to multiple days with events all over town, from the annual parade, rodeos and fairs, to today’s gun shows, tractor pulls, concerts, softball tournaments, car shows and more!


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ether you like to travel with a motor home or prefer to sleep under the stars, Cochise County has many options for enjoying the high desert ringed with mountains while you visit historic cities, enjoy an active nightlife, shop, hike the canyon trails or follow paths around a renowned river in search of that bird to add to your life list. All across the county, one can find the perfect spot to enjoy an escape from winter weather or big city life or head out on a family vacation at one of its many RV parks and campgrounds. Here is just a random sampling of a few of Cochise County’s RV parks.

Lifestyle Starting on the east side of the county near the Chiricahua Mountains, Lifestyle RV Resort in Willcox features a fitness center with weights and cardio and strength machines. There is a heated indoor pool and spa. The camp store has a wide selection of snacks, souvenirs, clothing and RV supplies. The laundry room is open all day, every day, as are showers and restrooms. There is a movie lounge, a library with hundreds of books and the park has high-speed WiFi. Lifestyle is a dog-friendly park with a dog run. The city of Willcox retains the charm of the Old West and has several local attractions and eateries. It is near wine country and there are a number of vineyards and wineries just a short drive away. There are festivals each fall and in the winter thousands of Greater and Lesser Sandhill Cranes and water fowl call the Willcox Playa home. Chiricahua National Monument is a short drive with spectacular views and hiking and birding opportunities.​ Lifestyle RV Park is located at 622 N. Haskell Road, Willcox. For more

information, visit the website at: https://www.lifestylervresortaz.com/ or call (520) 384-3303.

Sandy’s Heading south, Sandy’s Restaurant and RV Park in Sunizona offers comfortable accommodations, as well as family dining serving breakfast and lunch every day. The park is open for business year-round and that includes weekends and holidays. The park has 24 spaces for RVs of any size. Each space comes with all the bells and whistles, including shower hook-ups. Rentals are available by the day, the week or the month. It is located at 5120 E. Highway 181, in Pearce, AZ. Call toll-free (855) 327-7192 for more information or visit the website at: http://www. sandysrestaurantandrvpark.com.

Hidden Treasures Heading due south, Hidden Treasures RV Park provides a secure environment close to a golf course and the border town of Douglas. The new entrance into the park is through the entry gates of Rancho Perilla Estates.

The park can accommodate RVs from 45 feet to 95 feet long by 35 feet wide on spaces with full electrical service. With great views of the Douglas Municipal Golf Course and the mountains, the park provides a great place for a getaway. The easily accessible golf course, built in the mid-1930s by WPA work crews, expanded from nine holes to 18 in 1999. It has a bar, a nice patio and a large meeting room for clubs or large family gatherings at reasonable prices. Douglas offers restaurants and shopping and the opportunity to cross the border to visit Agua Prieta. Slaughter Ranch, Rucker Canyon and many ghost towns are just a short drive from the park. All excellent spots for bird watching, mountain biking and getting out in nature. Also nearby are the historic towns of Bisbee and Tombstone, well worth a day to visit each one. Hidden Treasures RV Park is

located at 3851 Camino Del Rancho, Douglas, Az. For more information, visit the website at: http://www. hiddentreasuresrvpark.com/ or email: hiddentreasuresaz@outlook. com or call (520) 840-0026.

Desert Oasis Heading west into the Sulfur Springs Valley, Desert Oasis Campground is nestled on the east side of the Mule Mountains near Bisbee. The park has 21 spaces with full hook-ups, seven RV rentals and two cabins for lease. There is an area set up for dry camping and tent camping. The recreation center is a fun place for evening gatherings, cocktails, play free pool or watch the game on a big screen TV or even movies. It also has some exercise equipment for an added indoor workout. Then there’s the full kitchen for special meals, like the annual three-turkey Christmas dinner to which everyone brings a dish. It also has a library with donated books people swap back and forth. Discover cochise

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Art shows, craft workshops, cribbage games, yard sales and even star nights of the International Space Station crossing the sky are some of the extra activities offered for travelers. The park now has over three miles of hiking trails on its 120 acres, which have become a mecca for morning dog walkers. Yes, Desert Oasis is pet-friendly. It is big rig-friendly, as well, with spacious, 80-foot pullthrough and 90-foot easy angle back in lots offering maximum privacy. Plus every lot has a spectacular view of the surrounding mountains and valley from sunup to sunset. All numbered lots are full hook-up with 30/50 amp electricity. It also offers WiFi. The camping area has a panoramic view of the Mule, Swiss Helm, Perillo, Chiricahua and Dragoon mountains and is located just outside the quaint, historic city of Bisbee, voted as having the best year-round climate in Arizona. Desert Oasis Campground is located at 5311 West Double Adobe Road, McNeal, Az. For more information, visit the website: www.campatdo.com or call 520-979-6650.

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Just down the road a few miles is the Double Adobe Campground, a 108-space park which also offers campsites and, besides being pet-friendly, is horse-friendly and gun-friendly. Double Adobe Campground offers skeet shooting, trap shooting and sporting clays shooting. WiFi is available, as are laundry facilities and full hookups. There is also a game room. Located just outside of historic Bisbee in Arizona’s Southern Plateau region, this healthful area boasts sunshine 86 percent of the time. Average temperatures range between 80 and 46 degrees, with evenings cool in summer. Rich in historical lore, Cochise County offers a real taste of the Old West only miles from the campground. Double Adobe Campground is located at 5057 W. Double Adobe Road,

McNeal, Az. For more information, visit the website: http://www.doubleadobe. com/ or email at: doubleadobe@ doubleadobe.com or call (520)364-4000 or (800) 694-4242.

Bisbee RV Heading south to the border, Bisbee RV Park at Turquoise Valley Golf Course, located in Naco, Arizona, sits at an elevation of 4,500 feet. The petfriendly park and campground offers full hookup RV camping for the winter, spring, summer and fall. It is a year-round destination due to the mild climate. Situated one mile from the quiet border crossing into Naco, Sonora, Mexico, crossing is quick and it is an easy walk to get to dentists, physicians and pharmacies. The park is just south of the historic Bisbee with a plethora of restaurants, unique shopping and a lively nightlife. Washroom facilities are modern and clean, as is the laundry loom and recreation facility. Pets are welcome but must be on a leash, but are not allowed to be walked within the park proper or the golf course. The designated pet walking area is outside the park fence. There is an off-lease area available. Bisbee RV Park is located at 1791 W Newell St, Naco, Arizona. For more information, visit the website at: https://bisbeervpark.com/ or call (520) 505-1642.

Queen Mine To the west, Queen Mine RV Park, located in the Mule Mountains, is within walking distance to historic Old Bisbee, a picturesque and authentic mining town located in the southeast corner of Arizona just five miles from the Mexican border. This former copper mining town is built into the sides of two intersecting canyons. Businesses line the canyon floors while homes are built into the canyon sides. There are 25 spaces at the quiet hilltop park with awesome views, clean bathrooms, showers, and laundry facilities. Full hook-ups


are offered and big rigs welcome. Like most places in Bisbee, pets are welcome. Queen Mine RV Park is located at 473 N Dart Road, Bisbee, Arizona. For more information, visit the website at: https://queenminervpark.com/ or call (520) 432-5006.

Tombstone RV For an Old West adventure, check out the Tombstone RV Park and Campground in the middle of the county which offers many amenities onsite with the legendary town of Tombstone just a few minutes away. The park has large, level, pullthrough sites, camping cabins, cowboy motel suites and tent sites. It is pet- and horse-friendly. There is a playground for children, picnic tables and grills, a recreation hall, extra clean restrooms, hot showers, laundry facilities, a pool, campfire rings, WiFi and a shuttle to Tombstone for guests. Tombstone RV Park and Campground is located at: 1475 Hwy 80, Tombstone, Arizona. For more information, visit the website at: www.tombstonervparkand campground.com/ or email: tombstonervparkcg@gmail.co or call (520) 457-3829.

Tombstone Territories Tombstone Territories RV Resort is located outside Huachuca City on the west side of the county. The park is situated on 30 desert acres and is designed to blend in with the natural environment at a 4,000-foot elevation offering aweinspiring mountain vistas. The great expanse of ranch land that surrounds the park is the perfect setting for a quiet, relaxing getaway. It offers large lots with full hookups, ATV trails, Complimentary WiFi in the clubhouse and satellite TV at each site. There is a clubhouse, laundry facilities, restroom and shower facilities, a large recreation room and a fully equipped kitchen. Indoor activities include shuffleboard, billiards, a library, table tennis, darts and exercise and weight machines. Outdoor activities include

horseshoes, an 18-hole Frisbee course, heated swimming and exercise pool and a spa. The pool area and mesquite grove offer fire-pits and the exercise path around the park is perfect for walkers, joggers and bikers. Dogs are welcome, but there is a twodog limit and certain breeds are restricted. There is an enclosed dog park. Paths in the desert offer leisurely walks and there are miles of hiking, riding and biking trails. Excellent golf courses are within driving distance and Sierra Vista is close by for shopping, dining and entertainment. We also have miles of trails for motorized fun with ATV’s. Tombstone Territories RV Resort is located at 2111 E. Hwy 82, Huachuca City, Arizona. For more information, visit the website at: http://www. tombstoneterritories.com/site/Home. html or call (877)316-6714 or (520) 457-2584.

Cochise Terrace Located in the northwest corner of the county, Cochise Terrace RV Park in Benson is situated uniquely close to Tucson and Sierra Vista on 52 scenic acres with 308 sites. RVs over 10 years old require prior management approval. All of sites are a generous size and have 20/30/50 amp hookups with water and sewer. Cable is at every site and Wifi is available throughout the park. The Crow’s Nest is the clubhouse and has a pool table, books, seating area, large laundry facilities, restrooms and showers. It also has an outdoor pool, covered picnic areas and a putting green. The Barn is great for potlucks with the RV community. Activities include cards, bingo, potluck dinners, exercise classes, dance classes and more. There are restrictions on certain dog breeds, mostly the larger breeds, due to insurance limitations. Cochise Terrace RV Park is located at 1030 S Barrel Cactus Ridge, Benson, Arizona. For more information, visit the website: https://ctrvresort.com/ or call (520) 720-0911

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aprice Ortivez prefers the vertical life. It’s not that she doesn’t like having her feet on the ground; she just likes to be high up, clinging with toes and fingers to a rock face, looking at the view. Admittedly, it’s not a bad view, and it is an opportunity to slow down because the only thing to focus on when you’re 30, 20 or even 10 feet off the ground is what crevice or crack you will use next to pull yourself up. “It just slows things down a little bit, going from the world of fast and velocity,” she said. “Going from the horizontal world, you have to focus on one thing and one thing only: What’s in front of you when you’re on the rock wall.” As owner of the Tombstone Adventure Company, Ortivez, a ten-year rock-climbing veteran, and her partner and fiancé, Joshua Klingbiel, who has been climbing for easily 20 years, will see you get safely up and then back down that beautiful rock face.

To the top and no excuses OK, so you’ve toured the pristine caves and walked down the main drag of a certain iconic western town. What now? Look out across the way and there sits a mountain range just waiting for you to conquer. Trails? Oh, no. Ortivez can read that mountain like the back of her hand and she will take you right to the top of the straight up-anddown rocky side. Spooked by heights? No problem. She’ll help you overcome that. Don’t have the equipment with you? She will outfit you. Never done it before? Good. She will teach you how to make the climb properly. More than anything, Ortivez and Klingbiel want you to taste


the vertical life before you can say no. “(Climbing) is family friendly,” Ortivez said. “We will customize it to meet your needs. You just have to be willing to come and say, ‘Yes.’” It’s not your usual fall You don’t have to worry about falling down. It’s a given that you will, Ortivez said, but that’s rather a misnomer. What happens is you fall back but because Klingbiel has you harnessed and attached to a strong rope which he is controlling, you won’t touch the ground. About the worst that can happen is you might smack your face. At the beginning of your rockclimbing experience Ortivez will show you how to lean back and recover yourself. “You’re releasing the rock and allowing the rope to support you,” she said. Rock climbing is easier and harder than it looks. Although Klingbiel “helps” you up by keeping your rope taut, it’s up to you to pull yourself up. Still, there are compensations. For one, the absolutely stunning site where you will climb. At the foot of the Dragoon Mountains and part of the Coronado National Forest, the site is in the middle of nowhere, so if you are looking to get far from the madding crowd and experience some unparalleled scenery, this might be for you. There’s also this if you’re climbing with others: “Josh has got his things to do, especially if he has to set up another route for you. It takes time, but it gives you a chance to relax, and it also gives you time with each other out here,” Ortivez said. The rock-climbing adventure with Ortivez and Klingbiel is for people ages 8 and older. Ortivez has even guided people in their 70s. The pair have also guided some who are, ahem, not so tiny. However, their

“Going from the horizontal world, you have to focus on one thing and one thing only: What’s in front of you when you’re on the rock wall.”


equipment will accommodate only those with a waist size 44-inches or smaller. All guides are certified Wilderness First Responders, and all tours are family-friendly and require no experience. If you do have rockclimbing experience, they have a climb for you, too. It will be a day not to be forgotten. “Everybody is going to have their own unique experience. It’s not an ordinary experience, it’s an extraordinary experience,” Ortivez said.

Rock wall On the other side of town, there’s a simulated 20-foot rock face with protrusions that look like colorful, microscopic germs, only large. Scampering over that vertical wall are kids, lots of kids. They are neither harnessed nor afraid and they fall with some regularity, judging by the amount of smacking you hear. It’s not a hard cement floor that catches them, however. It’s soft mats with plenty of give that keeps them safe. In fact, at CIBA Climbing, falling is the first thing these kids learn. “We teach them to fall properly so they don’t get injured,” said Angel Mangual, the owner of CIBA. It turns out that southeastern Arizona attracts world-class rock climbers. They like Dry Canyon and Cochise Stronghold, to name just a couple of areas; there are plenty of others. At CIBA, Mangual wants to promote the sport, and he wants to start them young. The advantages of rock climbing are many; it’s another way of exercising, he said, because it promotes coordination and a strong core. “The sport pushes the kids and gives them a way of looking at life,” he said. “They get fit physically and mentally ... The most important thing (they learn) is how to deal with failure.” There’s even a rock-climbing team for kids ages 7 to 12 years old, which does well in competitions, landing in the top five in a recent contest. Mangual said there’s always room for more kids. CIBA isn’t just for kids, however; adults may try out the sport, too. One of the biggest obstacles for adults, Mangual said, is fear of heights. He

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has a way of dealing with that. He begins by harnessing you in. “It’s by stages we push you,” he said. “A little bit higher, fall; a little bit higher, fall; a little bit higher, fall. Let’s work through it.” Mangual is a U.S. Air Force veteran with many years of climbing experience. He is experienced in route-setting and guiding and may be hired out if you want to experience what southeastern Arizona has to offer. He also rents equipment. It’s what he loves to do, and the best part about being here is you won’t encounter crowds like you might in other, more well-known areas. “Climbing here is a hidden treasure that nobody knows about,” he said. Book a tour with Ortivez and Tombstone Adventure Company at tombstoneadventure.com. Book a rock climbing guide or time at the CIBA’s rock wall at cibaclimbing. com.

Visit any time of year Weather - average daily temperature (F) & monthly total precipitation (inches) Month

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Huachuca Mountains, Sierra Vista Test your physical prowess and enjoy breathtaking scenery in the City of Sierra Vista’s annual Sky Islands Summit Challenge. Held on the Saturday of Memorial Day weekend, subject to permits, participants can choose to climb up to three peaks in the majestic Huachuca Mountains. Those who hike all three will have traversed around 18 miles of trails, with sweeping views across the San Pedro River Valley as their reward. This event is part of Sierra Vista Sips & Skies, which includes a wine, beer and spirits festival at Veterans Memorial Park. www.sierravistaaz.gov/event/skyislandssummit-challenge/

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Did you know Cochise County is home to the “Best ArizonaAttraction”? That prestigious accolade was awarded to Kartchner Caverns by readers of USA Today, who also voted it the best cave in the nation. A guided tour of this underground wonderland takes you through a magical landscape of stalagmites, stalactites, and other unique mineral formations. When you finish your visit, consider exploring the remainder of the park and taking one of its scenic hikes. Advanced reservations for the cave tours are highly recommended. https://azstateparks.com/kartchner/

Ramsey Canyon Preserve Huachuca Mountains, 10 miles southwest of Sierra Vista It’s easy to see why local residents return to Ramsey Canyon time and time again. From its shaded and peaceful setting, to the multitude of wildlife and flowing streams, this Nature Conservancy preserve is the jewel in the Huachuca Mountains’ crown. Home to around 15 species of hummingbird, not to mention a number of

rare feathered friends that draw visitors from around the globe, Ramsey Canyon is the place to take all of your cares away. Whether you’re finding respite from the summer sun, or marveling at the spectacular fall displays, be sure to put this attraction on your ‘must-do’ list. www.nature.org/ourinitiatives/regions/ northamerica/unitedstates/arizona/ placesweprotect/ramseycanyon-preserve.xml


Chiricahua National Monument Chiricahua Mountains, 36 miles southeast of Willcox Words cannot describe the awe-inspiring Chiricahua National Monument. It is simply breathtaking, with spectacular views across its soaring pillars of rock. Millions of years in the making, this geological wonder is one of Mother Nature’s most generous gifts to the southwest. As soon as you arrive at this National Park Service attraction, the astonishing landscapes you experience etch themselves into your memory. Enjoy its 17 miles of hiking trails, be sure to watch for wildlife, visit the historic Faraway Ranch, or drive the eight miles to Massai Point and lunch at a picture-perfect picnic spot. www.nps.gov/chir/index.htm

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Coronado National Memorial Huachuca Mountains, 19 miles south of Sierra Vista This is where history and culture collide to provide an unparalleled experience that peaks with the panoramic vistas at Montezuma Pass. Coronado National Memorial commemorates the expedition of Spanish explorers, hoping to find mythical cities of gold, in 1540. Thanks to its location at the Mexican border, this expanse of mountains, desert landscapes, and rugged canyons, has highly influenced the local lifestyle, celebrated in the excellent visitor center. Don’t miss an opportunity to hike to Coronado Cave, believed to have provided shelter for the region’s first settlers more than 8,000 years ago. www.nps.gov/coro/index.htm

San Pedro House visitor center, 8.8 miles east of Sierra Vista Designated by Congress as the San Pedro Riparian National Conservation Area, the river is a birder’s paradise. When you wander along its cottonwood tree-lined banks you’re immersed in one of the most important ecosystems in the nation. More than 100 species of breeding birds flock to the San Pedro River, along with numerous mammals, fish, reptiles, and amphibians. Originating in Mexico, the river runs from south to north and offers activities for wildlife spotters, hikers and history buffs. www.blm.gov/nlcs_web/sites/az/st/en/prog/ NLCS/SanPedroNCA.html

Whitewater Draw Wildlife Area McNeal, 46 miles east of Sierra Vista More than 200,000 sandhill cranes arrive at Whitewater Draw each winter, and it’s a remarkable sight to see. After spending the night standing in the area’s shallow waters to evade predators, these large birds fly out each morning to find food, before returning in the

afternoon and evening. Throughout the year, however, and particularly during wetter seasons, this wildlife magnet attracts ducks, geese, herons, egrets, shorebirds, gulls and terns. www.azgfd.com/wildlife/viewing/ wheretogo/whitewater/

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USEFUL INFORMATION Camping & RVs Throughout Cochise County there are options to camp and hook up an RV. The National Forest Service has two ranger districts in the region where more detailed information can be found. Visit the Sierra Vista Ranger District at: www.fs.usda.gov/recarea/ coronado/recreation/ camping-cabins Visit the Douglas Ranger District at: www.fs.usda.gov/activity/ coronado/recreation/ camping-cabins Further information can also be found at: www. VisitSierraVista.com and www.explorecochise.com/ Camping-Information Biking With its 29 miles of multi-use and bike paths, mountain bike trails, and open roads, Sierra Vista is the ideal location for those who love to cycle – the community was

designated a Bicycle Friendly Community by The League of American Bicyclists in 2017. The City of Sierra Vista produces an excellent map of local and surrounding bike routes. Visit www.VisitSierraVista. com for more information. Hiking Shaded areas along many hiking trails in Cochise County can be limited, so take precautions when walking in the sun. Consider starting early in the warmer summer months, and wear sunscreen.

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Take plenty of water and snacks, and wear appropriate clothing and footwear.

Parker Canyon Lake is 28 miles southwest of Sierra Vista; Patagonia Lake is 25 miles southwest of Sonoita. Parker Canyon Lake is a perfect escape from the hot summer weather. The marina on the lakeshore is stocked with last minute supplies, boat & kayak rentals, fishing licenses, camping & fishing gear, food & snacks, and much more. Patagonia Lake State Park contains a 2.5-mile-long, 250-acre lake. Located near Patagonia, the park is a popular site for fishing, camping, boat rental, picnicking, hiking, and birding. www.parkercanyonlake.com azstateparks.com/patagonia-lake

Make sure you have a fully charged cell phone and, if you plan to hike alone, tell someone where you are going and when you expect to return. For more information about regional hiking trails go to www.VisitSierraVista.com

Hummingbird Banding San Pedro River, 8.8 miles east of Sierra Vista No matter how many times you’ve seen a hummingbird, the experience is always a true delight. Now imagine one of these tiny creatures sitting in the palm of your hand. That thrilling encounter can be yours when you attend one of the hummingbird banding sessions organized by the Southeastern Arizona Bird Observatory at the San Pedro House between April and September. See these captivating birds up

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University of Arizona South campus, Sierra Vista Cochise County is blessed to have extraordinary skies that afford some of the best stargazing in the country. Look up at the dark, clear swathe above you and prepare to be dazzled by a spectacle of stars, galaxies and other celestial wonders. Not sure what to look for? Then head to the Patterson Observatory for one of its monthly public viewing nights (except July and August). Members of the Huachuca Astronomy Club will guide you across the night skies for an unforgettable, otherworldly adventure. www. universitysouthfoundation.com/ patterson-observatory

Dragoon Mountains, 30 miles southwest of Willcox Once a hideout for legendary Chiricahua Apache Chief Cochise, for whom our great county is named, Cochise Stronghold now provides a quiet retreat for modern-day travelers. Leave behind the daily grind as you wander through a maze of granite rock formations that allowed Cochise and his followers to elude U.S. Army troops seeking to capture him in the 1800s. Hikers will be enthralled by the towering boulders, imposing ravines, and cool mountain streams that comprise the Cochise Trail, beginning at the Cochise Stronghold campsite. www.fs.usda.gov/recarea/ coronado/recreation/ horseriding-camping/ recarea/?recid=25446&actid=104

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ochise County, with its stunning blue skies, desert landscapes and ancient canyons, is a place where outdoors enthusiasts can find endless possibilities. With the sun shining year round and mountain peaks creating sky islands all around, Southeast Arizona and Cochise County is a dream for hikers, bikers and bird watchers alike. For those who crave outstanding natural beauty, this corner of Southeast Arizona is an absolute wonder, dazzling at every turn. Stop by for the hiking trails, bike paths, and scenic byways, and extend your stay to experience the mountains, rolling hills and grasslands and unforgettable vistas.

Hiking, biking & more… With miles of bicycle paths and sheer volume of hiking trails, along with the numerous vistas, it’s not hard to understand why Cochise County attracts so many outdoors enthusiasts. Off-road vehicles and horses can also make their way through the mountains and valleys that cross the county, ensuring your vacation or weekend getaway will not lack excitement. More and more mountain bikers are flocking to the Huachuca Mountains to tackle the challenging trails, and Sierra Vista was named a Bicycle Friendly Community by the League of American Bicyclists. Sierra Vista is also a mouth to the Arizona Trail, a hiking path spanning 800 miles from the Mexican border to Utah. www.VisitSierraVista.com or www.ExploreCochise.com

Birding & wildlife Cochise County is heaven to birders, boasting countless winged creatures that revel in their Southeast Arizona environs. Ornithologists come from across the world in hopes of spotting one of the many rare birds found in this region. From the more than dozen species of hummingbird, to the elusive trogon, the county offers nearly endless bird-viewing opportunities throughout its canyons and wooded areas. Visitors to the peaceful Ramsey Canyon

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Preserve in Sierra Vista, the Chiricahua and Dragoon mountains near Willcox, or to the San Pedro River will almost surely encounter diverse and varied wildlife. Coyote, wild turkeys, black bear, deer, coatimundi and bobcats can be found all throughout Cochise County’s more than 6,000 square miles. www.VisitSierraVista.com and www.ExploreCochise.com


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Golf The seven golf courses in Cochise County take full advantage of the stunning vistas and more than 300 days of sunshine the county enjoys each year. Sierra Vista is home to two courses, including the championship course at Pueblo Del Sol Country Club. There are also courses in Douglas, Benson and Willcox. www.ExploreCochise.com/golf and www.PDSCountryClub.com

Stargazing Watching the Milky Way arch across the dark night sky, or seeing shooting stars shimmer above the Southeastern Arizona mountains never gets old for Cochise County residents. People come from far and wide to take in the gorgeous sights of our corner of Arizona, including the unforgettable stargazing. www.hacastronomy.org

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ochise County is home to multiple nature conservatories and birding locations, providing a sanctuary for a variety of bird species from the BlackChinned hummingbird to the Sandhill cranes. Whether you’re looking to spot a particular species, to expand your knowledge on the history and landscape, or just a fun weekend getaway, Cochise County provides multiple resources and experiences to get you started on your next adventure. Not only will you get to witness the beauty of the mountain sierras, fresh air, and mild climate, but you will also get the chance to learn about the history, botany, and wildlife that migrate through the area along with those who call this land home. Due to the complications of the COVID-19 pandemic, many of the seasonal events hosted by each of these sites have been postponed until 2021. However, there are a few areas that remain open to the public under limited hours and group restrictions. We highly recommend contacting the area you’re planning on visiting ahead of time to confirm the availability of these locations. Here’s a few to get you started.

Ramsey Canyon Preserve: The Ramsey Canyon Preserve is a 20-minute drive from the city of Sierra Vista, traveling along Highway 92 and turning westbound onto Ramsey Canyon Road. Located within the east side of the Huachuca Mountains, the Ramsey Canyon Preserve provides sanctuary from the traditional dry desert plains, offering shaded forest trails, upper canyon wildlife, and gentle streams. According to the Ramsey Canyon Preserve Manager, Peter Leiterman, the preserve has over 25,000 visitors annually, making it a popular site to visit for local birdwatchers and tourists in the Sierra Vista and Hereford area. The preserve is on the migratory route for multiple bird species, with the most sought after being the Elegant Trogon, Sulphur-bellied Flycatcher, and an ample variety of hummingbirds. Leiterman says that the best time to visit the preserve is from late March to early June to see the widest variety of species, but the preserve is open year-round with many species being year-round residents. “The preserve offers the opportunity to immerse visitors in a beautiful wooded canyon just minutes 22

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from Sierra Vista. Our trails are well maintained and can be easily accessed by young families to seniors. Guided hikes are available during certain parts of the year and staff and volunteers are present to provide information and answer questions,” said Leiterman. The preserve’s visitor center provides additional information and handouts on the various plants and wildlife within the conservatory. Leiterman mentions how “The preserve offers visitors of all ages and abilities the opportunity to get in a short hike or spend a full day exploring the beautiful Huachuca Mountains since the preserve’s trail system connects with trails that lead into the Miller Peak Wilderness.”

Ash Canyon Bird Sanctuary: About 20 minutes away from Ramsey Canyon Preserve, traveling further south on Highway 92, birders and tourists can have their opportunity to view up to 192 different bird species at the Ash Canyon Bird Sanctuary, according to the Southeastern Arizona Bird Observatory web page on the canyon. Ash Canyon Bird Sanctuary used to be the former residence of the late Mary Jo Ballator, a birder, naturalist, and gardener in the Cochise County area. Listed on their webpage, the Ash Canyon Bird Sanctuary provides visitors with “naturalistic water features, a pollinator garden, and a photo blind available by reservation.” Some of the most sought-after species to view on the property are the Plain-capped Starthroat and the Lucifer Hummingbird, both of which have drawn birders and photographers from all around the world. After the passing of Ballator in May of 2019, the Ash Canyon Bird Sanctuary has since been purchased by the Southeastern Arizona Bird Observatory and has continued to provide local birders and tourists the opportunity to see and photograph the numerous species that migrate to the area. According to the Southeastern Arizona Bird Observatory’s webpage, the best time to view hummingbirds in the canyon is during their migration from March through September, but there’s still a wide variety of species that visit the canyon year-round. The Ash Canyon Bird Sanctuary has limited parking and access during Friday through Wednesday from “dawn till dusk,” with

the exception of the canyon having limited hours on Thursdays from “noon till dusk.” Due to the pandemic, there can only be ten visitors as a time in the canyon and parking has been restricted to encourage this guideline.

Wings Over Willcox: If you’re looking for a weekend full of hands-on field trips, seminars, and resources on the wildlife and environment of the Sulphur Springs Valley area, look no further than the Wings Over Willcox (WOW) Festival. According to the WOW’s website, the festival is hosted annually during the weekend of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, and provides a comprehensive introduction to the wildlife, geology, botany, and history in the Sulphur Springs Valley and Willcox area. Once registered for the festival, the participants have access to numerous nature and wildlife seminars, tours, and a live nature exhibit located at the Willcox community center at 312 West Stewart Street. According to the Wings Over Wilcox website, transportation for


the tours must be arranged in advance, with reservations being “filled on a firstcome first-served basis.” Attendees of the festival are advised to wear multiple layers of clothing to accommodate for the 15-degree temperature difference between the morning and afternoon, rain gear, and to bring their own reusable water bottles, with refills provided by the Willcox Nature Association. Mary Peterson, the Willcox Chamber of Commerce & Agriculture Board President says that, “Willcox is a great place to visit for any number of reasons, including our birding scene. With great local flavor, Willcox is a fun way to spend the day or the weekend!”

San Pedro House: Traveling 15 minutes eastbound down highway 90 from Sierra Vista, birders and hikers alike can explore the variety of sparrows, larks, warblers, while hiking down alongside the San Pedro River. According to the Friends of The San Pedro River, over 12,000 visitors come to the San Pedro House annually for a chance to spot species like the rare Green Kingfisher or the year-round Scaled Quail. Ten species, including the yellow-billed cuckoo, gray hawk, and the summer tanager, can all be found around the cottonwood canopy by the river. Further west from the riverbed, out along the trails in the grasslands, Lillian’s Eastern Meadowlark, Botteri’s and Cassin’s Sparrows can be spotted. Many of these species migrate to the San Pedro in the spring months and eventually depart for the fall. However, the sparrows, waterfowl, and the Green-tailed Towhee flock to the river area in the cooler winter weather. The San Pedro house also hosts a variety of different wildlife and birding events. David Wood, a life-long birder and Cochise County resident for 11 years says that the San Pedro House is one of his favorite sites to visit for birding. Wood is one of the docents at the San Pedro House, and he mentions that they host bird walks every Wednesday. “People come to Cochise County from all over the world because we get a lot of the Mexican species. Sierra Vista is the Hummingbird capital and that’s not an idle boast,” said Wood. One of the prominent events hosted at the San Pedro House, is the Southeastern Arizona Bird Observatory (SABO)’s hummingbird banding event. Once during the summer migration and again during the fall, this event invites members of the public to watch volunteers and employees of Southeastern Arizona Bird Observatory catch, weigh, measure, band, and release the hummingbirds as part of the ongoing study conducted on site right behind the San

Pedro house. According to the City of Sierra Vista’s webpage on the event, visitors get the opportunity to view ten different species of hummingbirds for the two-hour event. While attendance is free, the Southeastern Arizona Bird Observatory graciously accepts donations to continue their study on hummingbirds. In addition to the numerous bird species and the well-kempt trails, the San Pedro house provides a wide variety of educational resources on the Cochise County area, including field guides, biographies, novels, hiking apparel, and brochures for other prominent birding locations. Within the gift shop area of the San Pedro house, you can find wildlife-inspired merchandise such as coffee mugs, tee shirts, holiday ornaments, jewelry, and postcards.

Gray Hawk Nature Center: Just northwest of the San Pedro House, is the Gray Hawk Nature Center, located off of the east side of Charleston Road in Sierra Vista. Within the nature center, visitors of all ages are welcome to explore and learn about the wildlife on its conservation land. According to the Gray Hawk Nature Center’s custodian Sandy Anderson, about 5,000 visitors come to visit the nature center every year to learn about the diverse landscapes and wildlife of the “sky islands” of southeastern Arizona. According to the Gray Hawk Nature Center’s website, the San Pedro River is, “The last major free-flowing river remaining in the southwestern United States,” to which the Gray Hawk Nature Center capitalizes on through providing educational programs for students of all ages to learn about the importance of maintaining the San Pedro and its wildlife through a hands-on experience. Anderson, the naturalist and educator at Gray Hawk Nature Center, says that her main motivation is to educate the youth and students of the Cochise County area on wildlife conservation through her educational programs and field trips. Anderson said that there are 251 different wildlife species that have been spotted on her property. She attributes this to

the variety of landscapes and terrains within the Gray Hawk Center. “I have a lot of varied habitats, desert upland, mesquite woodland, cotton willow wood forest, sacaton grass. Anytime of the year is good to bird in Cochise County, that’s why us bird guides came here thirty years ago,” said Anderson. If you’re interested in participating in one of the guided nature tours, learning about the invertebrate and reptiles through the live displays, the Gray Hawk Nature Center will provide you with hands-on experience and a chance to learn from Anderson’s thirty years of experience in the area. All services at the Gray Hawk Nature Center must be scheduled in advance by contacting the Gray Hawk Nature Center via the email address on their website.

Whitewater Draw: If you’re looking for wide open skies, level trails, and good wildlife photography opportunities, Whitewater Draw is a fantastic location for you. Located about 10 minutes to the southeast of the McNeal community, Whitewater Draw is located at the heart of the sandhill cranes winter migratory path in southeastern Arizona. According to the Arizona Game & Fish department (AZGFD)’s web page about Whitewater Draw, visitors during the winter migratory path can view over 20,000 sandhill cranes along the water bank during the winter months. Wildlife biologist and photographer, Bob Luca says that he enjoys visiting Whitewater Draw because the area has good access and a wide-open landscape for taking photos. While the sandhill cranes are a popular attraction for most visitors of Whitewater Draw, the area also houses multiple varieties of ducks, hawks, owls, sparrows, thrashers, shore birds, and many more. Some of the most common species spotted in the area are the black-crowned night heron, Vermilion flycatcher, Northern pintail, white-faced ibis, and the loggerhead shrike. The Whitewater Draw area contains 1,500 acres of land and is open to the public 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The AZGFD says that overnight camping is permitted in Whitewater Draw only in the specified areas and for a maximum of three days at a time. There’s no camping fee but only a vault toilet available on site with no other utilities.

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he people of Cochise County love to eat and drink! Throughout the region you will find a vast range of cuisines, influenced by the local multicultural population. From high quality sushi and Vietnamese, to authentic German schnitzel and Mexican dishes, you won’t be disappointed by the finger-licking, lip-smacking and just plain delicious options available. Throw award-winning wineries and breweries into the mix, and you’ve got the perfect recipe for a memorable culinary adventure.

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Farmers Markets This may be the high desert, but fresh produce is grown in abundance, thanks to our year-round temperate climate, endless sunny days, and monsoon rains. The fruits of those labors can be found at the local farmers markets, alongside grass-fed meats, baked goods, honey, jams, and more. Voted the best market in Arizona by the American Farmland Trust, the Sierra Vista Farmers Market is held every Thursday in the beautiful surroundings of Veterans Memorial Park. Popular with local residents, the market also offers tasty lunch options and often has live music. The long-running Bisbee Farmers Market takes place on Saturdays at pretty Vista Park in the historic Warren neighborhood.


Restaurants No matter where you find yourself in Cochise County, good food is never far away. In Sierra Vista there are the familiar chain restaurants, along with independent eateries fare, customers whooffering come from as farinternational away asTucson Dang and Holz met in Vietnam at a coffee BY LYDA LONGA and Mexico. shop. He is an attorney who wanted to take a southwest and hen Thuyhome Dang arrivedcooking, in this “Bisbee classic is a small town.American before we even openedfavorites. break from practicing law and went to Vietnam country eight years ago, she could not people knew about it,” Holz, 50, said. “We had to teach. Bisbee home to an eclectic mix of upscale venues, cozy speakis English. customers the first day.” For now, Holz helps his wife in the kitchen at So, she opened a restaurant. But the lines at Thuy’s could soon end. the restaurant. He takes on cases he feels passioncafes laid back coffee shops, while a hearty meal awaits “I didn’tand know what to do or how to make a Dang is getting ready to open a larger location ate about. They speak to each other in Vietnamese. job,” Dang said recently in her tiny eatery in Old up the road at 207 Tombstone Canyon. Thuy’s said she worked with her father when she you in the steakhouses and saloons of Tombstone. wasDang Bisbee. “So Tom told me, ‘Open a restaurant.’ “ husband Holz is excited about the new locale. a child in Vietnam and her two sisters worked

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The result was Thuy’s Noodle Shop at 9 Naco Rd. in Old Bisbee, a wildly popular cafe that serves dishes from Dang’s native Vietnam. “Tom” is Dang’s husband of eight years — Tom Holz — who Dang met at a coffee shop in Vietnam. From the Mekong Delta in Vietnam, the 35-year-old Dang launched Thuy’s Noodle Shop almost seven years ago. Today, the restaurant — with fewer than 20 seats — serves patrons five days a week who are more than willing to stand in line in almost any kind of weather to sample Dang’s cooking. They have

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“There’s a beautiful patio area. It’s going to be a really pleasant spot,” he said. The new eatery will be across the street from the Cochise County Courthouse. Holz said Thuy’s already has several customers who work at the courthouse, but some don’t venture over at lunchtime for fear they won’t find a seat. “We have 18 chairs,” Dang says with a smile. The new place will have twice as much indoor seating, outdoor seating and possibly even a seating area in the basement, Holz said. “We have a lot of room to expand,” Holz said.

in the house with their mother. “Most every girl in Vietnam knows how to cook for the family,” Dang says. “If we have a wedding, a death anniversary, or a party, we cook.” Their menu is simple — a few dishes done well, Holz says. The menu includes: beef noodle soup, chicken noodle soup, vegan rolls, pork and shrimp rolls, fried pork and shrimp rolls and chicken lemongrass with rice, among other goodies. Thuy’s is open Tuesday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.

For fans of local wines, delicious beers and fancy cocktails, there are many options to enjoy in the county. When you’re in Sierra Vista, visit a wine bar or stop by a pub for a relaxed drink with friends or the best place in town to watch the big game. Experience an historical setting in one of Bisbee’s unique bars located in Brewery Gulch. Saddle up to a lively saloon and get a flavor of the Wild West in Tombstone. While sipping on your Sarsparilla seated among 1880s gunslingers and saloon dancers, take in the sounds of wagon wheels and gun fights.

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Best Restaurant/Steak – Benson City Grille, 926 N Madison Ave. Taking pride in every dish that goes out. Best Pizza – G&F Pizza Palace, 114 E. 5th St. Quality food and fabulous service. Best Mexican Cuisine – Mi Casa Mexican Restaurant, 723 W. 4th St. Serving generational family favorites. Best Fast Food – Old Benson Ice Cream Stop, 102 W. 4th St. A small town treasure

Bisbee

Best Breakfast – Bisbee Breakfast Club, 75 Erie St. Known for delicious food, drinks and welcoming ambiance. Best Soup, Salad or Sandwich/Lunch – Cafe Cornucopia, 14 Main St. Plenty of options for a delectable lunch experience. Best Dinner/Place to Get a Mixed Drink, Beer or Wine – Cafe Roka, 35 Main St. An emphasis on quality food using local ingredients. Best Mexican Cuisine – Contessa’s Cantina, 202 Tombstone Canyon. Wowing the community with great food. Best Pizza – Screaming Banshee Pizza, 200 Tombstone Canyon. Serving up hand-crafted artisan pizzas from a woodfired oven. Best Coffee & Tea – Old Bisbee Roasters, 7 Naco Rd. Giving personal attention to every roast. Best Place to get Takeout or Delivery – Thuy’s Noodle Shop, 207 Tombstone Canyon. Wildly popular cafe serving dishes from Vietnam. Best Desserts, Sweets & Treats – Patisserie Jacqui, 91 Main St. Baked goods made from scratch.

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Best Breakfast/Restaurant – Mana Restaurant and Bakery, 1030 East 19th St. Great food, great atmosphere Best Fast Food – McDonald’s, 104 5th St. Good service, good food. Best Grocery Store – Palo Verde Stop n Go Carniceria, 3219 N Washington Ave. Providing high quality meat products, groceries and beverages. Best Pizza – Pizza Hut, 300 16th St. Best Food Truck – Rico’s Hotdogs


Eat and drink like a local when you visit these venues, voted for by readers of the Herald/Review in its annual “Best Of” awards.

Tombstone

Best Steak/Pizza/Place to Get a Mixed Drink, Beer or Wine - Johnny Ringo’s Bar, 60 S 10th St. Best Locally Owned Restaurant - The Depot Steakhouse, 60 S 10th St. A friendly environment for 35 years. Best Coffee & Tea/Soup, Salad or Sandwich/Desserts, Sweets & Treats – Ethan’s Coffee Corner, 720 E Fremont St. Providing a quiet, friendly environment to come have coffee. Best Burgers/Lunch/Place to get Takeout or Deliver – OK Cafe, 220 E Allen St. Generous plates of classic American fare in a homey, rustic space.

Sierra Vista

Best Mexican Cuisine/Lunch/Locally Owned Restaurant/Place to get Takeout or Delivery – 143 Street Tacos, 80 S Carmichael. Specializing in Sonora style taqueria, serving authentic street food. Best Breakfast – Landmark Cafe, 400 W Fry Blvd. A great place to meet people and get a great meal. Best Asian Cuisine – Indochine Family Restaurant, 1299 E Fry Blvd. Healthy, fresh Asian dishes for the whole family. Best Place to Get a Mixed Drink, Beer or Wine –Hoppin’ Grapes, 409 W Fry Blvd. Craft beers and excellent wines at fair prices. Best Steak – Texas Roadhouse, 2075 El Mercado Loop. Steak and hardy sides. Best Soup, Salad or Sandwich – Bobke’s for Lunch, 355 W Wilcox Dr. Homemade foods with a focus on German fare and pastries. Best Fast Food/Burger – Culver’s of Sierra Vista, 632 S AZ-92. Craveable ButterBurgers and signature Frozen Custard. Best Coffee & Tea –Jo2Go Drive thru Coffee, 40 Avenida Escuela. Great hot coffee and refreshing cold drinks.

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Best Restaurant/Food Truck – Big Tex BBQ, 130 E Maley St. Event food wagon and catering service. Best Fast Food – Adolfo’s Taco Shop, 575 S Haskell Ave. Great meal at a great price. Best Winery – Coronado Vineyards, 2909 E Country Club Dr. Perfect setting to enjoy wine and appetizers with a group of friends or family.

Best Desserts, Sweets & Treats – Julie & Sammy’s 33 Flavors Ice Cream Parlor, 268 W Fry Blvd. Great ice cream with fast and friendly service. Best Food Truck – Toy’s Egg Rolls. Serving up great foods at farmers markets and community events. Best Pizza/Wings – Vinny’s New York Pizza, 1977 S Frontage Rd. Great food in a family atmosphere.

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ochise County is home to numerous vineyards and wineries, stretching from the farmlands of Willcox to the mountainous Sonoita-Elgin region. The area boasts top-notch wines to be enjoyed by even the most sophisticated palates.


There are 11 wineries and tasting rooms in the Willcox area, including several in historic downtown. Directions to downtown Willcox: From I-10 take exit 336 and turn right on E. Maley St. Some tasting rooms are open to the public during regular hours, but there are other wineries you can visit by appointment. Here’s a list of the region’s tasting rooms and wineries:

7. Coronado Vineyards

6. Passion Cellars

2909 E. Country Club Dr., Willcox. (520) 384-2993

3052 N. Fort Grant Rd., Willcox. (520) 609-8008

www.coronadovineyards.com

www.passioncellars.com

3. Birds and Barrels Vineyard

8. Pillsbury Wine Company

5000 E. Arzberger Rd., Wilcox (520) 507-0354

6450 S. Bennett Pl., Willcox. (310) 508-3348

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www.pillsburywine.com

5. Golden Rule Vineyards

9. Zarpara Vineyard

3525 N. Golden Rule Rd., Cochise. (520) 507-3310

6777 S. Zapara Ln., Willcox. (520) 222-7114

www.goldenrulevineyards.com

www.zapara.com

1. Aridus Wine Company

4. Keeling Schaefer Vineyards

145 N. Railroad Ave., Willcox. (520) 954-7891

154 N. Railroad Ave., Willcox. (520) 766-0600

www.ariduswineco.com,

www.keelingschaefervineyards. com

10. Bodega Pierce

11. BarrelHead Farms

4511 E. Robbs Rd., Willcox. (602) 320-1722

4923 E. Arzberger Rd., Willcox. (520) 253-3231

www.bodegapierce.com

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If you can see yourself sipping fine wines surrounded by rows of grapes growing on the vine with mountains adorning the distant scenery, you need to visit Willcox and try its award-winning vintages. Some of the region’s premier boutique vineyards and wineries claim Willcox as their home, smack in the middle of Cochise County’s agricultural heartland. A visit to the Willcox wineries is a great opportunity to experience rural Cochise County, where the mountains meet the meadows. Light traffic makes these wineries much more accessible than those of California’s Napa Valley, but the wines are competitive with their west coast counterparts. Less than an hour and a half from Sierra Vista is Golden Rule Vineyards, tucked away in the small settlement of Cochise, with the drive there taking you past beautiful rock formations and through the quaint Dragoon community. The eastern slopes of the Gunnison Mountains are visible from the tastingroom patio, as are the gorgeous Chiricahua Mountains. It’s the wines, though, that make the trip truly memorable. Red vintages, from earthy, dry Sangioveses, to full-bodied Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Petite Verdot blends, the wines are both sophisticated and delicious. Golden Rule uses its 26 acres to produce nine grape varieties, taking full advantage of the high-desert climate. Tastings are accompanied by the orchard’s own bowls of pistachios, which you can also purchase to take home with you, along with your favorite bottles of wine. Approximately 40 minutes down the road, Zarpara Vineyard, which is tucked beneath the Dos Cabezos Mountains, awaits your thirst for European-style wine. The drive across cattle ranches, cornfields and abandoned homesteads adds to the mystique of Zarpara Vineyard. Zarpara boasts about 5,000 vines of Mediterranean varietals, and wine lovers can taste a crisp, dry Sauvignon Blanc, or sip a Mourvedre, which won a gold medal at the Arizona Republic Wine Competition. Nearby, win lovers can find Barrelhead Farms, Pillsbury Wine Co. and Bodega Pierce, all of which offer award-winning wines in similarly beautiful settings. www.WillcoxWineCountry.org

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Arizona Hops & Vines

Co-owned by sisters Megan Haller-Stranik and Shannon Zouzoulas, Arizona Hops & Vines features robust bolds, blends, chardonnays and an ever-popular moscato in a rather unconventional winery setting. The sisters started the winery in 2011 by stepping away from the traditional “stuffy business” of wine etiquette and created a family-friendly party spot with camping, bonfires (weather permitting), live music, DJs and just an all-around “crazy-good” time, Zouzoulas said. The winery’s uniqueness is what gives Hops & Vines a “cheeky” reputation in a world of glass swirling, wine tastings and 3450 Highway 82, Sonoita l 301-237-6556 l azhopsandvines.com

Copper Hop Ranch Tired of the pace of city life, Melanie and Tom Pyle decided to take a leap of faith and purchased land in Elgin to start their own brewery. “We became our county’s first licensed microbrewery. It’s a ton of work owning and running a family farm, but it’s a labor of love and we sure do love it! We are living the dream,” Melanie said. Part of that dream is to grow as many of the ingredients for their beers as they can or use foods grown only in Arizona. The goal is to work with local businesses to produce a delicious product for the community. Copper Hop does grow a variety of hops that produces different flavors in the brewing process, like Cascade, Centennial, Liberty, Nugget, Mount Hood — 14 varieties in all. It is not just beer and a variety

of unique ciders they offer. Like any typical farm, critters abound. There are horses, sheep, turkeys, chickens, and of course, their now-famous donkey, “Buddy- The Super Donk” — a kid and adult favorite. While they can be enjoyed by all who visit, the animals play an important role in the farm’s operation, Melanie said.

2330 Highway 83, Elgin l 520-455-4673 l copperhopranch.com

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food pairings. From morning mimosas made with a sparkling wine called The Fluffer, to The Drag Queen, a wine co-fermented with hops and dressed up like a beer, offerings at Hops & Vines step away from traditional norms. During events, kids enjoy the “Sober Shack,” giving youngsters a fun place to hang out, while parents enjoy events on the 10-acre property. Haller-Stranik tends the vineyard and makes wines, while Zouzoulas runs the tasting room and handles marketing and event planning in this unique winery where there are “no rules.”


Rune Wines

Autumn Sage Autumn Sage offers 30 acres of high desert bliss with 8,300 Sagrantino, Albariño, Counoise, Cabernet Franc, Aglianico, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Sangiovese grape vines. Autumn Sage Tasting Room offers a unique tasting experience. Situated next to the vineyard, it has comfortable handicap accessible indoor and outdoor seating. Nearby Autumn Park and Sage Stage are the center and focus for outdoor events. Our outdoor space boasts a classic gazebo and dock overlying a fishing pond, perfect for weddings, anniversaries, festivals, and corporate events. There are picture-perfect mountain ranges in every direction with rolling hills that turn green during monsoon season. Amidst our high desert scenery,

you’ll find autumn sage plants sprinkled throughout the property (unique to the Southwest).​ Your travels won’t be complete until you’ve visited our neighboring wineries and distilleries; a must-do for travelers and locals alike. Life is better when it’s shared with others. Come and share it with us at beautiful Autumn Sage!

90 Elgin Road l 602-904-2120 l autumnsage.com

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Three years ago James Callahan opened Rune Wines in Sonoita after discovering his passion for wine in 2005. After receiving his degree in history from Arizona State University, Callahan began his journey to owning his own winery. He said he wanted to work in the winemaking industry for 15 years before opening Rune Wines. His knowledge of wine began from the server and sommelier side of the business. In 2007, he began making wine in Tempe and then traveled to Washington and New Zealand to better learn the craft. Rune Wines features dry wines; Callahan does not offer any sweet wines. He produces three reds, a white and a rose. He carries Viognier, Grenache, Syrah and Apple Cider. Last year, Callahan planted his

vines for the first time. What make Rune Wines different from the rest is his outdoor tasting room, so visitors can take in beautiful views. The facility is solar powered and his wines are made with wild yeast fermentation. The tasting room is open Thursday from noon to 4 p.m. and Friday through Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call to request a time.

3969 State Route 82, Sonoita, AZ 856371 l 520-338-8823 l runewines.com

Located off of Elgin Road in Sonoita, the family-owned and -operated Callaghan Vineyards offers a wide range of dry wines. They produce dry whites, dry roses, dry reds, and now offer sparkling wines to their customers. The owners pride themselves on spending most of their time in the vineyards to offer the best possible product. Their indoor training room costs $10, which includes a souvenir 21-ounce crystal glass. Bottles can be purchased, but not opened, on the vineyard property.

The winery is in its 29th year of business after being founded by Kent Callaghan and his parents Karen and Harold in 1990. The family decided to open their own winery based on their love of European wines. The company prides itself on its numerous accolades and the multiple times it has had wines served at The White House. Callaghan Vineyards has had its wines featured at the White House four times, with the most recent being for the Governor’s Dinner in January 2017.

336 Elgin Road, Elgin l 520-455-5322 l callaghanvineyards.com

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Flying Leap Vineyards Mark Beres and Marc Moller co-founded Flying Leap Vineyards in 2010 after retiring from the Air Force. The winery, located in Elgin, features about a dozen red wines and a halfdozen whites. Flying Leap Vineyards prides itself on growing and producing their wine on their own properties. The wine produced by the staff are Spanish reds, French reds and Sangiovese Italian wines. Flying Leap Vineyards features a pure varietal of reds and the white are blends, said marketing and events coordinator Tom Kitchens. The winery tasting room is open every day from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and costs $12.99 for six tastings. However, if you purchase a bottle of wine, $8 is taken off the tasting. New to Flying Leap Vineyards is their distillery, which is

conveniently located next to the winery. Like the wines, the vodka, liquors and brandies are made with grapes grown by Flying Leap. Kitchens said vodka made from wine grapes is not common and is one unique aspect to Flying Leap Vineyards. The veteran-owned business offers a military discount those who serve or have served with an ID.

342 Elgin Rd. Elgin, AZ 85611 l 520-455-5499 l www.flyingleapvineyards.com

Todd and Kelly Bostock farm two vineyards in southern Arizona to produce the grapes for Dos Cabezas WineWorks. The Pronghorn Vineyard is located in Elgin, while Cimarron Vineyard is in Kansas Settlement, south of Willcox. With 15 acres planted in Elgin and 38 in the Kansas Settlement location, this family owned and operated business features wines from grapes representing all regions of the world, including France, Italy and Spain. Dos Cabezas, which is Spanish for ‘two heads,’ is one of the state’s first wineries to roll out canned wine, which has proven popular in summer months, Kelly Bostock said. Its packaging is designed to go everywhere beer goes. The winery produced a canned sparkling wine, Methode Canpenoise, which was named

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the top wine by judges at the Azcentral Arizona Wine Competition in January. The winery was started in 1995 by Al Buhl, and purchased by Todd Bostock in 2006. Dos Cabezas produces 6,000 cases of wine a year, including five reds and two whites, Kelly said. Along with Todd and Kelly, the business includes Todd’s parents, the couple’s two children and the family’s dog and cat.

3248 State Route 82, Sonoita l 520-455-5141 l doscabezaswineworks.com

Established in 1995, Charron Vineyards produces handcrafted wine made from locally-grown grapes. Susan Craig, co-owner of the vineyard, said her business’s goal is to produce a wide variety of wines that appeal to all palates. As the seasons transition from winter to spring, the vines are bursting with flavor — literally. Craig said this spring season brings new grapes and new blends for guests to enjoy. Plus, it’s also a beautiful time to take a look around, she said. “The vines are budding out with this year’s crop, and the roses are blooming. It is a 18585 S. Sonoita Highway, Vail

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beautiful time of year to visit.” The family-owned and -operated winery gives guests the chance not only to relax, but also to learn more about what’s in their glass. “The higher elevation overlooking the rolling slopes of the Santa Rita and Empire mountains brings fresh mountain air, rich soil and an essence of tranquility,” Criag said. “At Charron, you are encouraged to relax while each handcrafted wine is brought to your table and a knowledgeable server explains the wine’s journey from grape to glass. “There are also gourmet picnic baskets available to enjoy while you sip, and a delightful wine themed gift shop.”


the construction of trellising by hand on the first 7 1/2 acres, then planting that acreage and picking the first harvest. The couple has also built a tasting room and winery at the property since opening in 2005. Located at 2368 State Route 83 in Elgin, the tasting room is open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday through Sunday and features six varietals at a cost of $11, which includes a souvenir wine glass. If you bring your own glass, even from another vineyard, the cost drops to $7.

The Village of Elgin Wines produces wines from more than 30 different types of grapes, all grown in southeastern Arizona and is the second oldest winery in the state. The vineyard produces an assortment of wines that fits all tastes. From sweet wine to dry and everything in between, this old winery has something for everyone, which owner Gary Ellan hopes will keep people coming back. But it’s not just wine the team at The Village of Elgin Wine produce. Next door to the wine tasting room is the Elgin Distillery, which produces rum, brandy, vodka and gin.

The liquors are internationally renowned, Ellan said, and the distillery boasts top honors from competitions across the globe. The distillery’s team has a local-first attitude that transcends into its production. Like its winery, the distillery has its own history. It’s the first licensed craft distillery in the state, Ellan said. But it doesn’t stop there. The village is a triple threat — it also has its own brewery. Like its other products, the village’s brewery strives to serve beer with distinct “Arizona characteristics,” Ellan said, with locallysourced ingredients.

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Lightning Ridge Cellars

For Ann Roncone, more than science goes into making wine. She speaks from experience after 21 years as a mechanical engineer, before she and her husband, Ron, took the plunge into fulltime winemaking. Today the couple operates Lightning Ridge Cellars in Elgin, offering classic Italian varietals: Sangiovese, Nebbiolo, Montepulciano, Primitivo, Malvasia and Muscat Canelli. The second career for Roncone has had consistent success, beginning with the purchase of properties for the vineyards,

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Directions from Sierra Vista to Sonoita/Elgin: Drive north on State Route 90, turn left on Hwy. 82. We picked two tasting rooms to visit in Sonoita/ Elgin, but there are plenty more to choose from, all within a short driving distance. Here’s a list of the Sonoita/ Elgin tasting rooms and wineries. 1. Dos Cabezas WineWorks 3248 Hwy. 82, Sonoita. (520) 455-5141 www.doscabezaswinery.com 2. AZ Hops and Vines 3450 Hwy. 82, Sonoita. (301) 237-6556 www.azhopsandvines.com 3. Wilhelm Family Vineyards 21 Mountain Ranch Dr., Elgin. (520) 455-9291 www.wilhelmfamilyvineyards. com

4. Deep Sky Vineyard

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124 Elgin Road, Elgin. (520) 490-6170

290 Elgin Canelo Rd., Elgin. (520) 455-5893

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13. Hannah’s Hill Vineyard

14. Charron Vineyard

3989 Hwy 82, Sonoita. (520) 456-9000

18585 S. Sonoita Hwy, Vail. (520) 762-8585

12. Rune Wines

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Sonoita/Elgin Rancho Rossa Rancho Rossa has served the community as a 100 percent estate winery for the last 12 years. The wine sold and available for tasting at Rancho Rossa is made with the grapes grown on the vines planted on the 12 ½-acre property. In 2002, Breanna Hamilton and her husband planted their first 12 1/2 acres of vines of premium Bordeaux and Rhone varietals. In 2003 they planted 4 1/2 acres of white varietals on their winery property just across the street. Since 2003 the couple added another 6 1/2 acres of reds and whites. The Hamiltons prefer the “hands off” approach, using old-school techniques and allowing their grapes to make the wine with as little intervention from the winemaker as possible. In 2006 the duo opened the tasting room. Quality is at the top of the couple’s list. They

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believe quality grapes make quality wine and will always will be 100 percent estate. Other than having a wide assortment of wines and grapes, Rancho Rosa separates themselves from other wineries by having a unique atmosphere. In addition to benefiting wine lovers, the winery likes to help animal rescues.

201 Cattle Ranch Lane Elgin l 520-455-0700 l ranchorossa.com

Clattering sounds and the hum of machinery meant something was being bottled at the Wilhelm Vineyards in Elgin. “Today we’re bottling Peach Sangria,” said tasting room manager Stephany Rader. Rader runs the tasting room for Kevin and Karyl Wilhelm, a couple who met in the Gulf War while serving in the military. Their idea for the perfect life was working for themselves at something they loved to do. Since Kevin grew up on a farm, growing seemed to be the thing to try. In 2004, they decided to try their hand at wines and now grow a variety of Spanish and French grapes to make their award-winning sangrias and ports, Rader said. In 2018, Wilhelm Family Vineyards won the Best Dessert Wine Award in the Arizona

Grand Wine Competition for their sunset port. To honor veterans, they came up with a line of wines called Patriot Salute. The label is handcrafted by artist Jim Laurier, a former pilot like Kevin. There is a wine club, free to join, and people can choose to purchase bottles of wine , either 12 or 24 depending on which membership is selected, over the course of a year.

21 Mountain Ranch Dr., Elgin l 520- 455-9291

Brews, Taprooms & Distilleries Copper Brothel Brewery

Just a few miles off Interstate 10 and down state Route 83, the Copper Brothel Brewery sits in front of a open field of golden grass and an expansive horizon. The business is one of the many alcoholic wonders of Sonoita and Elgin, serving up craft beer from microbreweries across the state. The brewery is co-owned by motherdaughter duo Cheryl and Sammie Jesser, who originally hail from Colorado. The two operate the business together with some help from Cheryl’s husband and Sammie’s father, Bob. With a goal of bringing a healthy beer culture to the Sonoita area, the 3112 state Route 83, Sonoita l Cheryl and Sammie Jesser, owners l Opened March 2018

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Jesser women are serving up ales by small breweries from around the state. But the Jessers won’t just serve beer from other breweries. Sammie, the brewmaster, plans to produce a collection of beers special to Copper Brothel, made in the seven-barrel brewing system in the back. The Jessers are also known for their knack for cooking, and have a full-sized kitchen where patrons can order meals and snacks. “I think the most unique thing is that we have food and a full bar all together, as well as enough seating for people to relax,” she said.


Brews, Taprooms & Distilleries Tombstone Brewing Co.

Even before its doors officially opened, business was booming for the Tombstone Brewing Co. What started as a home-based hobby has turned into a full-fledged, brick-and-mortar enterprise for Matthew Brown, and it would seem people like his beer. Brown was a home brewer for about a decade and has been an active, and very successful, participant in competitions. He bought the former Tombstone City Hall building on Toughnut Street — it was originally built as a brewery — and set to work transforming the space.

The brewing equipment has been handmade and imported from Canada, after Brown felt the company there offered the highest quality products. Brown is determined to go to great lengths to ensure the beers and ales he is producing are top notch. Perfecting his craft seems to have paid off. Currently, Tombstone Brewing Company has 25 commercial accounts across the state, including at the Crystal Palace Saloon, and The Table in Bisbee, and the demand is growing.

107 E. Toughnut St. l 520-222-6781 l tombstone.beer

Bone Dry Tap House

Bone Dry Tap House is fit with 31 taps and plenty of room to sit in its rustic-industrial lounge area. Mike Appleton, owner of Bone Dry, wanted to give beer-savvy locals a whole new adultbeverage experience. A spot designed for customers to kick back, relax and enjoy a glass of craft beer. It’s a tasting experience, almost like a cafe. Instead of meeting a friend over a shot of espresso, it’s behind a bar with a glass of beer. Pierce hopes patrons find something new that satisfies their taste buds. The dozens

of taps at Bone Dry will feature a variety of brews bursting with unique flavors. “A lot of places around town offer a lot of domestic beers, whereas this will be a place where people can get a craft beer,” Pierce said. That’s why, at Bone Dry, patrons won’t find cans of Coors Light or Keystone. Instead, the tasting room features beer made by breweries from all across the state. At Bone Dry, it’s about connecting with others, trying something new and taking time to detach from technology.

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Silver Strike Winery and tasting room features Arizona wines made from locally grown grapes within 50 miles of Tombstone. Owner Jann Bengle purchases her grapes from growers in Willcox, Dragoon and Sonoita. Open daily from noon until 6 p.m., the business stocks 14 local wines and offers tastings for $10 plus tax. Located at 334 E. Allen Street, Silver Strike can be reached at 520-678-8200, or by going to info@silverstrikewinery. com. The website is www. silverstrikewinery.com. 334 E. Allen Street, Tombstone l 520-678-8200 l www.silverstrikewinery.com

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Established in 2010 above the legendary Brewery Gulch in the mile high, historic town of Bisbee, Arizona, Old Bisbee Brewing Company has become renowned for its exceptional quality. With both equipment and staff’s excellent brewing capabilities, Old Bisbee Brewing Company incorporates local ingredients such as native hops, Sonoran mountain limes, and Sonoran white wheat. Sit next to the serving tanks, at the stainless steel bar in the Tap Room, or journey up to the elevated patio and enjoy the views over Brewery Gulch to the mountains beyond. The savory, beer simmered barbequed bratwursts, famous Cafe Roka’s chili, and free popcorn are always available during operating hours for your enjoyment. Request a tour of the brewhouse. The beer is pumped under the street between the brewhouse and Tap Room buildings!

Old Bisbee Distillery’s Bisbee Blue Gin is handcrafted in Bisbee, Arizona’s small mountain town; loving care is given to every facet of creating this premium gin. The distillery is dedicated to using the finest ingredients and freshest botanicals available. Ingredients are mashed and fermented in-house then distilled twice prior to a long, slow vapor infusion of delicate flavors. Juniper berries are harvested from the master distiller’s property in the aptly named Juniper Flats area of the Mule Mountains above Bisbee. The Bisbee Blue name carries the legacy of the town from which it originated: Bisbee, Arizona. As the local mining industry developed and expanded, a unique turquoise was discovered and dubbed “Bisbee Blue” for its distinct and desirable color. By utilizing dried butterfly pea flower, this gin holds not only a signature color but a reference to that deep legacy of the region within each glass. Following Bisbee’s history, the Old Bisbee Distillery team prides itself in highlighting what the land provides, specifically, Alligator Juniper that grows wild in the aptly named Juniper Flats overlooking the town. Featuring Bisbee’s high altitude Juniper, the gin has unique freshness and balance. Coriander and cardamom highlight the complex herbal character. This gin finished with floral notes of angelica and orris for a well-rounded experience. Hints of citrus and black pepper add the perfect level of refreshment. The unique processes and ingredients produce a gin that is easy tomix while being smooth, all on its own.

Visit both the Old Bisbee Distillery and Old Bisbee Brewing Co. in the heart of the Brewery Gulch today! If you cannot make it, enjoy the craft beer at select locations in Sierra Vista, Tucson, Tombstone, or many fine establishments in Bisbee.


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here’s nothing more American than apple pie. And according to a Lonely Planet book, “eating apple pie in the U.S.A.” ranks as the 85th most prized food experience of the top 500 culinary adventures one can have across the globe. Moreover? The best place to have that slice of apple pie is right here in Cochise County. Apple Annie’s, a family-run apple orchard in Willcox, has become an institution in the state visited by people from Sierra Vista, Tucson, Green Valley, Phoenix and more. The number and distance of those coming to pick fresh apples right off the branch or enjoy fresh baked or jarred goods is only growing. Lonely Planet, a leading, international travel book publisher, released its first edition of “Ultimate Eats,” a book about the top 500 food experiences in the world, last August. The accolade for Apple Annie’s was a happy surprise for Mandy Kirkendall, current owner and daughter of founders Annie and John Holcomb. “We were notified by Lonely Planet, and we weren’t told in advance about it at all,” she said. “They have been out here, tried it, and it’s been huge. They’re a big deal, and we are really excited for it.” Everything is done from scratch at Apple Annie’s, from the apples plucked and peeled by hand, to the home-made crust. They can bake 20 pies per oven, with four ovens total. People are able to buy pie by the slice or a whole one, and they sell many other fresh products like fudge, preserves and cider. It’s not just apple, either.

The Country Store Where: 1510 N. Circle I Rd. Phone: 520-766-2084

Fruit Orchards Where: 2081 W. Hardy Road Phone: 520-384-2084

Produce and Pumpkin Where: 6405 W. Williams Road Phone: 520-384-4685 Website: www.appleannies.com

Depending on the day, people can choose from peach, raspberry, rhubarb, pecan, pumpkin and mixed fruit pies. Lonely Planet didn’t just highlight the quality of the baked goods; they called Apple Annie’s the best place to eat apple pie in the country. There is something to being surrounded by the trees that the apples came from, picking them yourself. “Kids love picking their own, and adults do, too,” Kirkendall said. “Experiences right now are so big. People want experiences — to take that picture of your friend or your child picking an apple, taking a selfie of yourself picking an apple off the tree. “That’s what it’s all about.” People can purchase a box for $1, or bring their own container and are given a little wagon to go out in the orchard and pick as many apples or other fruit as they’d like. The price is by the pound.


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here’s a lot to see and do in Benson and the surrounding area. While out exploring Southeastern Arizona and the amazing places that contribute to its heritage and landscape, be sure to experience the region’s quieter side. The following list, which starts with the Benson Visitor Center as a resource for information, represents a small mix of popular destinations as well as some unique “off the beaten path” places that delight locals and visitors.

Forever Home Donkey Rescue and Sanctuary This private sanctuary, founded by John and Tish Hiestand nearly 20 years ago, is home to 26 friendly donkeys and one miniature mule. While visitors are welcome to tour the property and meet its four legged residents, be sure to call ahead, preferably giving the Hiestands at least one day’s notice. When you stop in, be prepared to make a lot of friends, especially if you’re willing to brush the donkeys. They love attention and stand in line for brushings. Located 12 miles north of I-10 from exit 306 (Pomerene) which is the east Benson exit. Go through Pomerene, turn right at the stop sign and keep going. About 2 ½ miles after crossing over a long flat bridge, there will be a bank of mailboxes on the left. Just past the mailboxes, turn left onto Rockingsprings Lane and go past Gammons Gulch movie set. After driving through a small wash, the sanctuary is on the right. Look for the

“You’re entering Donkey Country” sign. 360 Rocksprings Lane. Visitors welcome daily, but call ahead for an appointment. For info, or an appointment, call 520-2125300, email hiestand08@dishmail.net, or visit the website at foreverhomedonkey.

Kartchner Caverns State Park In 2017, Kartchner Caverns was named the best attraction in the state by USA Today readers. That designation came a year after it was voted best cave in the U.S. This living, breathing cave system, tucked in the eastern base of the Whetstone Mountains, was discovered in 1974 by cavers Randy Tufts and Gary Tenen. After revealing their discovery to a select few, the property was purchased from the Kartchner family by Arizona State Parks and went through a meticulous development process. The cave’s Rotunda/Throne tour was open to the public in November 1999. The Big Room tour followed in 2003. Kartchner Caverns, with its stunning formations and fascinating story, has become a favorite destination spot among the thousands of visitors who venture into the darkness to experience this natural wonder. 2980 Highway 90, nine miles south of Benson Open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. seven days a week For info, call 520-586-4100, or go to azstateparks.com

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train town Founded in 1880 when Southern Pacific Railroad came through, Benson was established as the transportation hub of Southern Arizona, connecting the mining towns of Tombstone, Charleston, Contention City and Fairbank. Today, the town has nine motels and boasts 18 RV parks with more than 1,100 RV spaces, creating an ideal base for winter visitors and tourists. “Visitors love this location when it comes to exploring all parts of Cochise County,” Bob Nilson, tourism supervisor, said. “Southeastern Arizona has a lot to offer and people come here from all parts of the country and world. And tourists are fascinated with Benson’s special connection with the railroad.” It’s a connection that earned the town special recognition by the railroad itself. In 2012, Union Pacific Railroad awarded Benson membership in its Train Town USA registry, representing the first town in the railroad’s western region to

Benson visitor center

receive the designation. The Benson Visitor Center is in a building modeled after a train depot that once sat along the town’s tracks. The depot’s design emulates many of the architectural features found in the original depot built over a century ago. With its train-theme, the visitor center captivitates both tourists and locals with a G-scale Union Pacific replica locomotive that pulls five railcars and a caboose as it moves over 96-feet of track suspended from the ceiling. People of all ages are invited to operate the train through

an American Association of Railroads (AAR) life-size control stand, vcomplete with a throttle, brakes, horn and ell. A camera mounted on the front of the engine projects an image of the train’s scenic route as it travels around the room, giving engineers the feeling they’re operating a real train. A “Train Operators Certificate” is awarded to all who sit in the engineer’s seat. “The throttle control is a real railroad component that was donated by Power Rail Distribution, and the brake module was donated by MultiService Supply,” said Nilson.

Historical Museum With a goal of providing the public a look into Benson’s history and heritage, the Benson Historical Museum is filled with exhibits that showcase the town’s Old West past. From the Butterfield Overland Stage that ran through Benson to the north, the town’s

historic connection with the railroad and the ranchers and pioneers that settled the area in the 1800s, the museum’s documents, photos and relics take visitors back into another era. Docents are on hand to answer questions and provide information.

180 S. San Pedro St. in Benson’s historic district. Open 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday Cost — Adults $5, Seniors $4, Children (12 to 17 ) $2, children under 12 are free. For info, call 520-586-3134 or go to bensonmuseumaz.com

Endeavor Art Gallery Established by the San Pedro River Arts Council (SPRAC), the Endeavor Art Gallery is hailed as one of “Benson’s best kept secrets.” The gallery features a variety of media created by local artists, as well as a collection of handmade gift items for sale in the Endeavor gift shop. Filled with unique, original artwork,

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visitors enjoy the gallery’s beautifully displayed pieces created by local artists as well as the reasonable prices. 198 E. Fourth St. — across the Street from the visitor center. Open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday. For info, call 520-586-4630, or go to sprarts.org.

The Visitor Center is a great starting point for those who want to explore Benson, Cochise County and Arizona. Take advantage of the free brochures that highlight destination spots throughout the county and ask the staff questions about the town and surrounding region. 249 E. Fourth St. in Benson’s historic district. Open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday. For info, call 520-586-4293 or go to info@ bensonvisitorcenter.com

San Pedro Golf Course This 18-hole championship course, built in 2003, is owned and operated by the City of Benson. In 2017, the San Pedro Golf Course was included as a top rated golf destination by Golf Advisor, an online resource with ratings that come from golfers. PGA Golf Pro Joe DelVecchio has been San Pedro’s golf director of operations since 2015. Take exit 304 off I-10 and go north on Ocotillo Road. Turn east or right on Darby Ave, then north or right on Madison Ave. 926 N. Madison Ave. Open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. seven days a week. For info, call 520-586-7888, email jdelvecchio@bensonaz. gov, or go to the website at sanpedrogolf.com.

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In 2017, Kartchner Caverns was named the best attraction in the state by USA Today readers. That designation came a year after it was voted best cave in the U.S. This living, breathing cave system, tucked in the eastern base of the Whetstone Mountains, was discovered in 1974 by cavers Randy Tufts and Gary Tenen. After revealing their discovery to a select few, the property was purchased the Kartchner family by Arizona State Parks and Located on an oldfrom working First-time visitors towent the through a meticulous development process. The cave’s Rotunda/Throne tour was open cattle ranch, thepublic Singing Wind 1999. Thebookshop stand in momentary to the in November Big Room tour followed in 2003. Kartchner Caverns, withattracting its stunning formations andas fascinating story,athas become Bookshop has been awe they gaze the floor-a favorite destination spot among the thousands of visitors who venture into the visitors from all over the world collection of books darkness to experience thisfor natural to-ceiling wonder. of Benson 45 years. 2980 Highway 90, nine miles south — literally thousands of them — Open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. seven days a week Winifred “Winn” Bundy and situated on shelves crafted out of For info, call 520-586-4100, or go to azstateparks.com

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her husband, now deceased, mesquite wood the Bundys found opened this unique bookshop in on the ranch. 1974, fulfilling Winn’s dream of If you go, bring cash or checks — Endeavor Art Gallery sharing her passion for reading credit cards are not accepted here. Established by the San Pedro River Arts Council (SPRAC), the with others. Endeavor Art Gallery is hailed asTake 304 best off Interstate one ofexit “Benson’s kept secrets.”10 gallery media created by on localOcotillo artists, as well In 2016, whenThe she wasfeatures 86, a variety of and turn north Road as a collection of handmade gift items for sale in the Endeavor gift Winn received the prestigious for about 2 ¼ miles. Look for the shop. Filled with unique, original artwork, visitors enjoy the gallery’s beautifully displayed pieces created by local artists as well as the Sharlot Hall Award, presented Singing Wind Road sign on the prices. every year sincereasonable 1984 to right, or east, and follow the road 198 E. Fourth St. — across the Street from the visitor center. Open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday andmile 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. a living Arizona woman, forthrough aboutFriday a half onto theon Saturday. for “contributions to the ranch property. For info, call 520-586-4630, or go to sprarts.org. understanding and awareness of 700 W. Singing Wind Road. Arizona and its history.” For info, call 520-586-2425. Benson Historical Museum

Gammons Gulch Old Western Town and movie set

With a goal of providing the This Old West-themed movie set, located about 12 miles public a look into Benson’s north of Benson, features 17 late 1800s buildings. Built history and heritage, the by Jay and Joanna Gammons, the property opened to Benson Historical Museum the public in 1994 as Gammons Gulch and has became is filled with exhibits that a popular setting for weddings, commercials and large showcase the town’s Old West events. More than 50 movies have used the set for past. From the Butterfield their productions. Tours of the property are available Overland Stage that ran by reservation only. Joanna invites guests to bring a through Benson to the north, picnic lunch and eat in the saloon or on one of the picnic the town’s historic connection tables on the property. Joanna urges folks to make with the railroad and the arrangements to visit neighboring Forever Home Donkey ranchers and pioneers that Rescue while in the area. settled the area in the 1800s, 331 N. Rockingspring Lane. the museum’s documents, Located 12 miles north of I-10 from exit 306 (Pomerene) photos and relics take which is the east Benson exit. Go through Pomerene, turn visitors back into another right at the stop sign and keep going. About 2 ½ miles after era. Docents are on hand to crossing over a long flat bridge, there will be a bank of answer questions and provide mailboxes on the left. Just past the mailboxes, turn left onto information. Rockingsprings Lane and look for Gammons Gulch. 180 S. San Pedro St. in Benson’s Because this is a mom and pop run business, reservations historic district. are required. Open 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday For info or to make a reservation, call 520-212-2831 or go to through Saturday gammonsgulch@gammonsgulch.com Cost — Adults $5, Seniors $4, Children (12 to 17 ) $2, children This Old West-themed movie under 12 are free. set, aboutor12 miles north For info,located call 520-586-3134 go to ofbensonmuseumaz.com Benson, features 17 late 1800s

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buildings. Built by Jay and Joanna Gammons, the property opened to the public in 1994 as Gammons Gulch and has became a popular setting for weddings, commercials and large events. More than 50 movies have used the set for their productions. Tours of the property are available by reservation only. Joanna invites guests to bring a picnic lunch and eat in the saloon or on one of the picnic tables on the property. Joanna urges folks to make arrangements to visit neighboring Forever Home Donkey Rescue while in the area. Located 12 miles north of I-10 from exit 306 (Pomerene) which is the east Benson exit. Go through

This peaceful retreat is described by visitors as an “oasis in the desert” and a “gorgeous piece of Arizona.” Located in St. David, the monastery is set along the San Pedro River where huge cottonwood trees shade walking paths and birding trails. The property features a meditation garden, chapel, bird sanctuary and serene sitting areas. Free roaming peacocks greet visitors while Koi watch for handouts as they swim about the medication pond. An allvolunteer run gift shop is open from Thursday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. 1605 South St. Mary’s Way, off SR 80 at milepost 302.5 in St. David. The property is open daily, from 7 a.m to 7 p.m. For info, call 520-720-4642 or go to the website at holytrinitymonastery. org.

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This peaceful retreat is described by visitors as Forever Home Donkey Rescue Sanctuary anand “oasis in the desert” This private sanctuary, founded and a Tish “gorgeous piece of by John and Hiestand nearly 20 years ago, is home to 26 friendly Arizona.” Located in St. donkeys and one miniature mule. David, the monastery is set While visitors are welcome to along the and Sanmeet Pedro tour the property its River four legged be sure to whereresidents, huge cottonwood call ahead, preferably giving the trees shade walking Hiestands at least one day’s notice. Whenpaths you stop in, be prepared to and birding trails. make a lot of friends, especially if The property features you’re willing to brush the donkeys. They a love attention andgarden, stand in line meditation for brushings. chapel, bird sanctuary and 360 Rocksprings Lane. Located 12 miles northareas. of I-10 from serene sitting Free exit 306 (Pomerene) which is the east Benson exit. Go through Pomerene, turn right at the stop sign and keep going. About 2 ½ miles after crossing over a long flat bridge, there will be a bank of mailboxes on the left. Just past the mailboxes, turn left onto Rockingsprings Lane and go past Gammons Gulch movie set. After driving through a small wash, the sanctuary is on the right. Look for the “You’re entering Donkey Country” sign. Visitors welcome daily, but call ahead for an appointment. For info, or an appointment, call 520-212-5300, email hiestand08@ dishmail.net, or visit the website at foreverhomedonkey.

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roaming peacocks greet visitors while Koi watch for handouts as they swim about the medication pond. An all-volunteer run gift shop is open from Thursday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. 1605 South St. Mary’s Way, off SR 80 at milepost 302.5 in St. David. For info, call 520-7204642 or go to the website at holytrinitymonastery.org

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Pomerene, turn right at the stop sign and keep going. About 2 ½ miles after crossing over a long flat bridge, there will be a bank of mailboxes on the left. Just past the mailboxes, turn left onto Rockingsprings Lane and look for Gammons Gulch. 331 N. Rockingspring Lane. Reservations are required. For info or to make a reservation, call 520-212-2831 or go to gammonsgulch@ gammonsgulch.com Discover cochise

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Our History & Heritage

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rom the boardwalks of Tombstone to the grand Victorian architecture of Bisbee, history abounds in Cochise County. Wild West legends gained notoriety here, Buffalo Soldiers battled Indian warriors, and mammoths roamed the high-desert plains. This fascinating corner of Southeast Arizona provides a peek into the thrilling past of the Wild West.

Sierra Vista Though Sierra Vista is a relatively young city, she has an historic past. Incorporated in 1956, the town had already developed roots, with neighboring Fort Huachuca having been established the prior century in 1877. In the shadows of the Huachuca Mountains, Fort Huachuca was home to the famed Buffalo Soldiers, whose heroic past and military history are commemorated at the Fort Huachuca Museum. Just outside the post’s Buffalo Soldier Trail gates lies Sierra Vista’s

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West End, where happy homesteaders claimed land in 1912 after Arizona was admitted to the union in February of the same year. You can learn how those pioneers helped shape the city at the Henry F. Hauser Museum. On the outskirts of the city lie the mammoth kill sites, which were once inhabited by the ancient Clovis people. And along the nearby San Pedro River, you will find ghost towns, an abandoned Spanish presidio, and what still remains of a ranch that was once home to some who participated in the gunfight at the O.K. Corral.

Bisbee Nestled among copper colored hills near the Mexican border, the former mining town of Bisbee is brimming with character and charm. At its heart is the historic downtown area, where splendid Victorian buildings house museums, galleries, boutique stores, and award winning restaurants. Thanks to its eclectic nature and fascinating backstory, Bisbee was voted the best historic small town in the nation by readers of U.S.A. Today. Get a true sense of that history at the Smithsonian-affiliated Bisbee Mining and Historical Museum, or take a tour of the Copper Queen Mine where former miners lead you on a riveting journey underground. Spend the rest of your time wandering the winding streets and alleyways, but save some energy to climb one of the many historic staircases that zigzag across the surrounding hillsides. If time is limited, consider hopping aboard one of the jeep or golf cart tours to learn about this community’s engaging past from a knowledgeable guide. We also recommend a side trip to nearby historic Lowell, which sits next to the 300acre, 950 feet deep Lavender Pit, which was mined for almost a century from 1879. www.DiscoverBisbee.com


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Douglas Once the haunt of Hollywood and political superstars, the border community of Douglas is rich in both history and culture thanks to its strong Mexican influences. Among the early 20th century buildings lining its downtown district is the famous Hotel Gadsden, which has welcomed the likes of Eleanor Roosevelt, Lee Marvin, and Shelly Winters. Worth a visit is the lobby of the hotel, where a stunning Tiffany stained glass window provides the backdrop to a sweeping Italian marble staircase. Douglas can trace its roots back to the Spanish conquistadors, but came into its own as a smelter location for the nearby mining town of Bisbee in the early 1900’s. The city is also home to the United States’ first international airport, and Amelia Earhardt once landed there during a cross-country flight. Located a short drive out of town, the airport has an impressive aviation museum. www.VisitDouglas.com

A visit to Tombstone, Arizona will be the most historic fun you will ever have! Tombstone Arizona is internationally known for its stormy and storied past. Western legends like Wyatt Earp and “Doc” Holliday became household names after the Gunfight at the O.K. Corral®. However, the legend didn’t end there, it continues today! In its early days, Tombstone was a rough and tumble silver-mining town made famous by the O.K. Corral gunfight. Today, you can walk where Wyatt Earp walked, see where the infamous Gunfight at the O.K. Corral took place, visit American Old West historical places such as the Tombstone Courthouse, Bird Cage Theatre, and much much more. Tombstone is proud of its American Old West history - and love to entertain visitors with reenactments, celebrations, and visual displays that depict the rich history that made Tombstone “The Town Too Tough To Die.” We invite you to walk the streets that these and other legendary men and women of the American West walked throughout the years. Come absorb the experience and history that is unique to Tombstone, Arizona! Step back into the Old West for a few days or even weeks. It is an encounter with history that you and your family can only get in “The Town Too Tough To Die.” Visitors to Tombstone will ALWAYS find more than enough to do and see. History is everywhere and most often presented in

highly entertaining family friendly manner. Tombstone is a city where history comes alive. You will find historic reenactments, gun fights, historic places, and museums. Lodging here in Tombstone is often historic as well. Inns that date from the 19th century are not uncommon, complete with beautiful vintage furnishings. Tombstone’s RV Parks and Camp Grounds allow you to experience the beautiful Southern Arizona landscape up close. Tombstone has plenty of great restaurants and saloons — all filled with history, legends and lore. Many of the visitors have said that it is like stepping back in time — thinking that maybe Doc Holiday leaned on this bar, or possibly Wyatt Earp sat here. History comes alive here in Tombstone everyday! Are you getting married anytime soon? There’s no better place for an Western Themed Wedding than Tombstone Arizona. Many of our establishments and historic locations will gladly accommodate your wedding plans. Whenever you decide to visit, you’ll find that there’s always plenty to do in Tombstone. Just stop by and see for yourself, and we guarantee that you will never be bored. With a mild year-round climate, any time is the right time to visit Tombstone! History truly comes alive here in Tombstone, Arizona! Tombstone Chamber of Commerce, www.tombstonechamber.com

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Benson Described as the gateway to Cochise County, Benson is a historic railroad town set among panoramic views of the surrounding mountain ranges and river valley. In the 1880’s, this community acted as a vital transportation hub for the region’s mining towns, in particular silver rich Tombstone. Before the arrival of the railroad industry, Benson was a stopping point for the stagecoaches navigating the 2,800-mile Butterfield Overland mail delivery route — something the city celebrates every October during its Butterfield Overland Stage Days. Railway buffs will delight in the Benson Visitor Center, housed in a replica of the original railroad depot built more than a century ago. Take a wander along the historic main street until you reach the Benson Area Museum. Run by The San Pedro Valley Arts and Historical Society, the museum pays homage to the region’s Southwestern history and the important part this community had to play in that compelling story. www.BensonVisitorCenter.com

Willcox Underneath the sleepy exterior of Willcox and its surrounding environs lies a captivating story of cowboys, Apache Indians, and railroads. Known as the “cattle capital of the world”, this community is particularly proud of its long ranching history. Head to the downtown area for a visit to the Rex Allen Arizona Cowboy Museum and the Willcox Cowboy Hall of Fame. These attractions sit alongside a number of wine tasting rooms and galleries that occupy renovated historic buildings. It was thanks to the Southern Pacific Railroad that Willcox was first founded, and cargo trains still roll through town today — take some time to visit the historic Southern Pacific Depot. A little further afield are Fort Bowie National Historic Site, a 19th century army outpost, and Cochise Stronghold, where Apache Indian Chief Cochise evaded his military pursuers. Legend has it that Cochise is buried in a secret location here. www.WillcoxChamber.com


Hitting the trails

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pectacular rock formations, rolling grasslands and magnificent mountain ranges are features that contribute to Cochise County’s diverse beauty and outdoor attractions. Trails that crisscross this southeastern-most corner of the state allow access to horseback riding and other outdoor activities in breathtaking settings. “Almost everywhere you go in Cochise County, the riding is incredible,” said Whetstone resident Eileen Swiers, who hits the trails regularly with riding companion Catherine Ricks Urbalejo. “One of our favorite places is Fairbank, an old ghost town that was settled in 1881 as a railroad stop. It’s a beautiful ride with a lot of wildlife and huge cottonwood trees that line the San Pedro River.” Located within the San Pedro Riparian National Conservation Area, Fairbank is nestled between Whetstone and Tombstone along Highway 82. The historic site has a large parking lot ideal for horse trailers that’s easily accessed from the highway. The area’s

trails vary in difficulty and distances while looping through a peaceful desert oasis enjoyed by trail riders and hikers alike. Riders cross the San Pedro and explore trails on the other side of the river where remnants of years gone by serve as reminders of the region’s intriguing history. For advanced equestrians who are on the hunt for more challenging trails, head to the hills and tackle rugged terrains found in the Dragoon, Chiricahua, Whetstone and Huachuca mountains. Cochise County’s majestic mountain ranges offer great horse camping in the foothills and trail riding opportunities for all skill levels. While exploring the mountains, be sure to investigate the region’s canyons and experience the rich biodiversity found in Southeast Arizona. Wildlife, petroglyphs, old railroad trestles, abandoned cemeteries and the crumbled remains of mining camps are just some of the offerings found throughout the region. “Exploring Cochise County on horseback is an awesome experience,” Swiers said. “Every ride is a fabulous adventure.”

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If you’re looking to rent horses Tombstone Monument Ranch, for trail riding, the following list provides a few options in different located at 895 W. Monument Road three miles west of areas of Cochise County: Tombstone, offers one-hour Buffalo Corral on Fort guided rides. These scenic rides Huachuca. Horse rentals are provide views of the distant available Thursday through Dragoon Mountains on trails Sunday, with one-hour guided that take guests through the rides offered every Thursday, Chihuahuan Desert. Reservations Friday and Sunday and two-hour are required, with at least a guided rides on Saturdays. one-day advance notice. Call 520Reservations are required. Open 457-8707. riding is another option, but only Triangle T Guest Ranch, located after the person demonstrates at 4290 E. Dragoon Road, is ability. Call 520-533-5220. tucked amid the incredible rock Lucky Hills Ranch is located at formations of Texas Canyon in the 643 Louis Road just off Charleston Little Dragoons near Willcox. The Road less than a mile from historic ranch offers horse rentals Tombstone. The guided rides take and guided tours on the 160visitors down an abandoned rail acre property. Reservations are bed that extends under an old required, with a recommended railroad bridge. Sunset tours also three-day advance notice. Call are available. Reservations are 520-586-7533.

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highlights in history Fort Bowie National Historic Site Fort Bowie’s location atop a high desert bluff was undoubtedly a strategic choice in the 1880’s, but today it affords visitors panoramic vistas across the surrounding valley. To get to this historic army outpost you must hike the moderate 1.5-mile trail, which takes you through grasslands once travelled by the mail stagecoaches. You’ll also pass the Fort Bowie Cemetery, where Little Robe, son of Apache Chief Geronimo, is buried. What remains of the fort is a scattering of adobe and stone ruins, which now sit in isolated and peaceful beauty. www.nps.gov/fobo/index.htm

Sierra Vista Historic Plaques Find out how pioneers of Sierra Vista carved their place in the local history books with a self-guided tour of plaques at sites of significance or interest. You’ll need to park the car and wander on foot through the West End district, where most of the plaques are located, to discover a fledgling city of entrepreneurial spirit,

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bustling bars and cocktail lounges, and a community with identity and purpose. Stop by the Fry Pioneer Cemetery on 7th and 6th Streets, which was established in 1919 and is now on the National Register of Historic Places. Pick up a map at the Henry F. Hauser Museum at 2950 E. Tacoma Street.


Access to Fort Huachuca

Fort Huachuca Still an active military installation, Fort Huachuca in Sierra Vista has a fascinating history. Established at the base of the Huachuca Mountains in 1877, this army camp played a critical role in the Apache Indian wars. Visit the Fort Huachuca Museums, where exhibits walk you through a timeline beginning in the late 19th century and ending with the present day.

Housed in historic buildings, the museums can be found at Brown Parade Field, where the original stone barracks and officers’ homes still stand. You can take a self-guided history walk in this part of Old Post. Take some quiet time to visit the Old Post Cemetery, and don’t miss the first-rate Military Intelligence Soldier Heritage Learning Center. www.ikn.army.mil/apps/IKNWMS/Home/ WebSite/FortHuachucaMuseums

All visitors 18 years and older, who do not have a Department of Defense identification card, will be subject to a background check before being allowed entry. To complete a background check, and to be issued an installation access pass, you must go to the Visitor Control Center at the Fort Huachuca Van Deman gate and complete an access request form. Allow 30 minutes for processing. International visitors are not permitted access, unless they are sponsored and escorted by authorized personnel. International visitors must contact the City of Sierra Vista Visitor Center at least three weeks prior to their visit (800-288-3861) to arrange for clearance and an approved escort. For information regarding installation access call (520) 5333269/2447.

Amerind Museum Its highly acclaimed exhibits relating the history of the Native Peoples of the Americas places the Amerind Museum high on the ‘must-see’ list. Aside from its beautiful location among the spectacular rock formations of Texas Canyon, this world-class facility displays western-themed works from renowned artists, including contemporary Native American art. The museum also hosts special events and programs highlighting Native American culture. www.amerind.org

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San Pedro River Aside from its ecological significance, the San Pedro River has had an important part to play in local history. Along or near its banks are prehistoric sites, ghost towns, petroglyphs, and an abandoned fortress. This south to north flowing body of water was where Paleo-Indians hunted and killed game, including mammoth, around 9,000 B.C. It was once dotted with thriving towns like Fairbank – the closest railway stop to Tombstone – and Millville, which processed ore from nearby silver mines. Eighteenth century Spanish soldiers also established the Presidio Santa Cruz de Terrenate, but left after just five years thanks to frequent Apache attacks and harsh desert conditions. For more info visit www.VisitSierraVista.com or www.SanPedroRiver.org

rizona Folklore A Preserve Set in a tranquil and gorgeous location in Ramsey Canyon, the Arizona Folklore Preserve hosts musical performers from across the western United States. These talented musicians focus on Southwest culture, with many relating Arizona’s place in history, along with its people and heritage. Performances take place on weekends between fall and spring. Visit www. ArizonaFolklore.com for scheduling and ticket info.

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Brown Canyon Ranch / Carr House From pioneer families to modern day hikers, the Huachuca Mountains have always proved to be irresistible. Find out why earlier settlers chose to homestead in the foothills when you visit Brown Canyon Ranch, built more than a century ago. This area of the mountain range is also popular with mountain bikers, wildlife spotters and hikers. 50

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Rustic Carr House also offers a taste of what life was like for those local trailblazers, and a short walk takes you to the picturesque ruins of early 20th century dwellings. Imposing Carr Canyon provides a breathtaking backdrop, which includes a spectacular seasonal waterfall. www.HuachucaMountains.org www.BrownCanyonRanch.org

As Cochise County’s Sheriff in the late 1880’s, “Texas” John Slaughter earned a reputation as a fearless lawman. Elected just five years after the Gunfight at the O.K. Corral, Slaughter helped track Apache chief Geronimo, and crossed paths with the likes of Johnny Ringo and Pancho Villa. Today visitors can tour his former home, set in a peaceful location near Douglas belying the tumultuous times he lived through. Surrounded by lush green pastures and a serene pond, this once thriving cattle ranch sits adjacent to the San Bernardino National Wildlife Refuge. After touring the ranch house and outbuildings, take the pleasant walk up to the site of a former military camp and enjoy lovely views across the San Pedro River into Mexico. www.SlaughterRanch.com



Stay awhile Accommodations

Benson MOTELS Benson Days Inn, 621 Commerce Dr., 520-586-3000 Best Western Quail Hollow Inn, 699 N. Ocotillo Rd., 520-586-3646

Red Barn Campground, Ocotillo & I-10, 520-586-2035 San Pedro MH & RV Park, 1110 S. Hwy 80, 520-586-9546 El Rio Motel & RV Park, 825 E. 4th St., 520-586-9314

Letson Loft Hotel, 26 Main St., 520-432-3210, letsonlofthotel.com

Jonquil Motel, 317 Tombstone Canyon, 520-432-7371, thejonquil.com

Oliver House, 24 Soule Ave.,

The Shady Dell, 1 Douglas Road, 520-432-3567, theshadydell.com

520-432-1900, oliverhousebed andbreakfast.com

C G Motel, 757 W. 4th St., 520 586-1406

SKP Saguaro Co-op RV Park, 600 E. Saguaro Dr., 520-5867343

Comfort Inn, 630 S. Village Loop, 520-586-8800

Western Horizons RV Park, 801 S. Lee, 520-720-4140

Motel 6, 637 S. Whetstone Commerce Dr., 520-586-0066

Valley High RV Park, 1200 S. Hwy 80, 520 586-3771

Audrey’s Inn, 20 Brewery Ave., 520-432-1866, audreysinn.com/

Quarter Horse Motel, 800 W. 4th St., 520-586-3371

Valley Vista RV Resort, 1060 S. Hwy 80, 520-720-0024

Bisbee Grand Hotel, 61 Main St., 520-432-5900, bisbeegrandhotel.com

Sahara Motel, 1150 S. Hwy 80, 520-586-3611 Super 8 Motel, 855 N. Ocotillo Rd., 520-586-1530

MH & RV PARKS

BED & BREAKFAST & GUEST RANCHES Birdsong Ranch, 520-850-1257 Cochise Stronghold Bed & Breakfast, 1-877-426-4141

AA Mobile Home Park, 895 E. McNeil Rd., 520-586-9377

Down by the River Bed & Breakfast, 520-720-9441

Apache Mobile Home Park, 79 N. Apache Terrace, 520-720-4634

Double R Guest Ranch, 520334-5591

Benson I-10 RV Park, 840 N. Ocotillo Rd., 520-586-4252

Sunglow Guest Ranch, 520-8243334

Benson KOA RV Park, 180 Four Feathers Lane, 520- 586-3977

Triangle T Guest Ranch, 520586-7533

Butterfield RV Resort, 251 S. Ocotillo Ave., 520-586-4400 Cochise Terrace RV Resort, 1030 Barrel Cactus Rd., 520-720-0911 Holy Trinity Monastery RV Park, St. David, 520-720-4642 Kartchner Caverns State Park, S. Hwy 90, 520-586-4100 Pardners RV Park, 950 W. 4th St., 520-586-7887 Pato Blanco RV Park, 625 E. Pearl St., 520-586-8966 Quarter Horse RV Park, 800 W. 4th St., 520-586-3371

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Bisbee BED & BREAKFAST Calumet and Arizona Guest House, 608 Powell St., 520- 4324815, calumetaz.com Copper City Inn, 99 Main St. 520-432-1418, 520-456-4254, coppercityinn.com The Gardens at Mile High Ranch, 901 Tombstone Canyon, 520-432-3866, gardensatmilehighranch.com

Schoolhouse Inn B&B, 818 Tombstone Canyon, 520-4322996, schoolhouseinnbb.com

HOTELS/MOTELS

Canyon Rose Suites, Subway Street & Shearer Avenue, 520432-5098, canyonrose.com Copper City Inn, 99 Main St., 520-432-1418, 520-456-4254, coppercityinn.com Copper Queen Hotel, 11 Howell Ave., 520-432-2216, copperqueen.com Eldorado Suites Hotel, 55 OK Street, 520-432-6679, eldoradosuitesbisbee.com The Gardens at Mile High Ranch, 901 Tombstone Canyon, 520-432-3866, gardensatmilehighranch.com Gym Club Suites, 39 Howell Ave., 520-234-5921, bisbeelandmark. com Hotel LaMore / Bisbee Inn, 45 OK St., 520-432-5131, bisbeeinn.com Hotel San Ramon, 5 Howell Ave., 520-432-1901, hotelsanramon.com The Inn at Castle Rock, 112 Tombstone Canyon Rd., 520- 432-4449, theinnatcastlerock.com

Silver King Hotel, 43 Brewery Ave., 520-432-3723, silverkinghotel-bisbee.com Tombstone Canyon Inn, 102 Tombstone Canyon, 520-4325000, tombstonecanyoninn.com

GUEST HOUSES A Bisbee Opera House, 132 B Opera, 520-678-9268 Above and Beyond Rentals, (619) 884-2280 for address and availability, bisbeerental.com Art Avenue, 26 Art Ave., 520559-0901, vrbo.com/278659 Bisbee Adobe, 634-2 Tombstone Canyon, 760-468-3398, bisbeeadobe.com Bisbee Guest Cottages, 51B OK St., 520-366-2194, bisbeeguestcottage.com Bisbee Ironman Suite, 201 Tombstone Canyon, 520-266-0401, bisbee1000.org/ ironmansuite/ironmansuite.htm Bisbee Vacation Rental - The Toland Adobe, 39A Shearer, 530306-4405, abisbeevacationrental. com The Brewery Penthouse, Brewery Gulch, 520-432-2739, oldbisbeebrewingcompany.com Casa de Alegria, 234 Opera Drive, 505-720-9976 Copper Queen House, 520-2270030, copperqueenhouse.com Doublejack Guesthouse, 1-B Temby Ave, 520-559-6708, doublejackbisbee.com


Dragonview Mountain Retreat, 507 D Bailey Hill, 520-456-4286, dragonviewretreat.com

Queen Mine RV, 473 N. Dart Rd., 520-432-5006, queenminervpark.com

High Road House, 34 High Road, 520-432-3950, highroadhouse.com

Turquoise Valley Golf & RV Park, 1794 Newell Street, Naco, 520-432-3091, turquoisevalley.com

A Little House on Taylor, 108 Taylor, 602-828-8996, vrbo. com/vacation-rentals/usa/ arizona/tucson-area/bisbee

Douglas HOTELS AND MOTELS

Mozart Garden Suite, 48-B Shearer Ave., 520-432-7217, artentree.net/TMGS.html

Hotel Gadsden, 1 046 G Ave., 520-364-4481, hotelgadsden.com

Mule Mountain Cottage, 3586 W Hwy 80, 520-432-5537, mulemtcottage.com

Best Western Douglas Inn & Suites, 199 E 7th St., 520-3645000, bestwestern.com

Sleepy Dog Guest House, 212A Opera Drive, 602-620-2597, sleepydogguesthouse.com 322 LAST HOUSE on the RIGHT, 322 O’Hara, 917-721-9913, 322lasthouse@gmail.com

CAMPGROUNDS/RV PARKS Desert Oasis Campground, 5311 W Double Adobe Road, McNeal, 520-979-6650, campatdo.com Double Adobe Campground, 5057 W. Double Adobe Road, McNeal 520-364-4000, doubleadobe.com

Motel 6, 111 16th St., 520-3642457 Border Motel, 1725 A. Ave., 520-364-8491 Traveler’s Motel, 1030 19th St., 520-364-8434

GUEST RANCHES Price Canyon Ranch, Rodeo, NM, 520-558-2383, pricecanyon.com

RV PARKS Douglas RV Park, 1372 East Fairway Drive, 520-364-1588 Twin Buttes Mobile Home & RV, 4912 W. Highway 80, 520-3647075, twinbuttesrvpark.com

VACATION HOMES Hummingbird Ranch Vacation House, Pearce, vacationhomerentals.com/68121

Sierra Vista BED & BREAKFASTS Ash Canyon Bed & Breakfast, 5255 Spring Road, Hereford, 520-378-773, ashcanyon.com Battiste Bed, Breakfast & Birds, 4700 E. Robert Smith Lane, Hereford, 520-803-6908, battistebedandbirds.com Beatty’s Guest Ranch & Orchard, 2173 E. Miller Canyon Road, Hereford, 520- 378-2728, beattysguestranch.com Casa de San Pedro, 8933 S. Yell Lane, Hereford, 520-366-1300, bedandbirds.com Gasthaus Mountain View, 5444 Santa Claus Ave., 520-378-2554 gasthausmountainview.com Lazy Dog Ranch, 3123 North Thistle Road, 520-458-5583, lazydogranch.net Rail Oaks Ranch, 3248 E. White Lily Lane, Hereford, 520-3780461, railoaksranch.com

Ramsey Canyon Inn, 29 Ramsey Canyon Road, Hereford, 520378-3010, ramseycanyoninn.com River Ridge Guest Ranch, 10637 River Ridge Road, Palominas, 520-508-9259, riverridgeguestranch.com Sundowner Guest House, 2881 Keeling Road, Hereford, 520378-6852, thesundowneraz.com Whisper’s Ranch Bed & Breakfast, 1490 Hwy. 83, Elgin, 520-455-9246 whispersranch.com

HOTELS Bella Vista Motel, 1101 E. Fry Boulevard, 520-458-6737, bellavistamotelaz.com Best Western Plus Sun Canyon, 260 North Garden Ave. Sierra Vista, 520-335-0404 Reservations 1-800-528-1234 BestWestern.com/PlusSunCanyon Candlewood Suites, 1904 S. Hwy 92, 520-439-8200, 800-4654329, candlewoodsuites.com Comfort Inn & Suites, 3500 E. Fry Boulevard, 520- 459-0515, 800-228-5150, choicehotels.com

Ramsey Canyon Cabins, 76 Ramsey Canyon Road, Hereford, 520-803-7409, ramseycanyon.com

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Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott, 3855 El Mercado Loop, 520-439-5900, 800-228-2800, marriott.com/fhufi

Stampede R.V. Park, 201 W. Allen St., 520-457-3738, 866-409-4778 Tombstone Livery Stable, 919 Highway 82 West, 520-457-3559

Garden Place Suites, 100 N. Garden Ave., 520-439-3300, 877439-3301, gardenplacesuites.com

Tombstone R.V. Park & Campground, 1475 North Hwy 80, 520-457-3829, 800-3483829

Gateway Studio Suites, 203 S. Garden Ave., 520-458-5555, 877443-6200, gatewaystudiosuites. com

Wells Fargo R.V. Park, 201 E. Fremont St., 520-457-3966, 800269-8266

Hampton Inn — A Hilton Hotel, 4100 Snyder Boulevard, 520439-5400, 800-426-7866, hamptoninn.com

Willcox HOTELS AND MOTELS Arizona Sunset Inn, 520-7663400, 340 S Haskell Ave.

Holiday Inn Express, 1902 S. Hwy 92, 520-439-8800, 800-4654329, holidayinn.com

Budget Riteway Motel, 520-3844655, 660 N Haskell Ave.

Motel 6, 1551 E. Fry Boulevard, 520-459-5035, 800-466-8356, motel6.com

Days Inn, 520-384-4222, 724 N Bisbee Ave

Quality Inn, 1631 S. Hwy 92, 520458-7900, qualityinnsierravista.com

Holiday Inn Express, 520-3843333, 1251 N Virginia Ave

Regency Inn & Suites, 250 Carroll Drive, 520-458-5499

Motel 8, 520-384-3270, 331 N Haskell Ave

Los Arcos Park, 650 E. Busby Drive, 520-458-6870

Tombstone Boarding House Inn, 114 N. Fourth St., 520-457-8075

Sierra Vista Extended Stay, 1850 E. Wilcox Drive, 520-458-0540

Mountain View RV Park, 99 West Vista Lane, Huachuca City, 800-772-4103, 520-456-2860, mountainviewrvpark.com

Tombstone Grand Hotel, 580 Randolph Way, 520-457-9507

Towne Place Suites by Marriott,3399 Rodeo Drive, 520-515-9900, 800-257-3000, marriott.com/fhuts

Mountain Vista Mobile Home & RV Community, 700 S. Carmichael Avenue, 520-4520500

Sierra Suites, 391 E. Fry Boulevard, 520-459-4221, sierravistasuites.com

Travel Lodge, 201 W. Fry Boulevard, 520-458-6711 | travellodge.com

Quail Ridge RV Park, 2207 N. Yucca Drive, Huachuca City, 520456-9301, quailridgerv.com

Western Motel, 43 W. Fry Boulevard, 520-458-4303

Sierra Grande Mobile Home Park, 500 S. 7th Street, 520-4586908

Windemere Hotel & Conference Center, 2047 S. Hwy 92, 520459-5900, 800-825-4656, windemerehotel.com

APARTMENTS (Furnished units and short-term leases for seasonal visits) Oasis Apartments, 4250 E. Busby Drive, 520-458-8321, oasisluxuryapartments.com Porte Royale Apartments, 1201 N. Colombo Avenue, 520-4588600, wwwporteroyaleazapts. com Savanna Springs (The Place), 289 S. Hwy 92, 520-458-2200, mclifetucson.com

RV PARKS & CAMPING Apache Flats on Fort Huachuca, Active Duty & Retired Military Only: 520- 533-1335, 520-5332222 Bel Aire Mobile Home Park, 96 Bel Aire Place, 520-458-5688, 520- 458-1311 Corte del Rey RV Park, 226 S. Huachuca Boulevard, Huachuca City, 520-456-1912

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Sierra Vista Mobile Home Village, 733 S. Deer Creek Lane, 800-955-7606, 520- 459-1690 Thunderbird Mobile Home & RV Park, 3300 E. Fry Boulevard, 520-458-2794 Tombstone Territories RV Park, 2111 E. Hwy 82, 877-316-6714, 520-316-6714, TombstoneTerritories.com Vista View Resort, 526 Clubhouse Lane, 866-459-0775,

520-459-0775

Tombstone HOTELS AND MOTELS

Tombstone Sagebrush Inn, 227 N. Fourth St., 520-457-2311 Tombstone Budget Host Inn, 502 E. Fremont Street, 520-4573478 Trail Riders Inn Motel & RV Park, 13 N. 7th Street,520-457-3573, 800-574-0417

BED AND BREAKFASTS

Cave Creek Ranch, 520-558-2334, 1396 W Piedra Blance LN, Portal Cochise Stronghold B&B, 520-826-4141, 2126 Winddancer, Pearce

Marie’s B & B, 101 N. 4th St., 520-457-3831, 877-457-3831

Dos Cabezas Spirit & Nature Retreat, 520-507-1244, 7101 E White Pacheco St., Dos Cabezas

Tombstone Bordello B&B, 107 W. Allen St., 520-457-2394 Virgil’s Corner B & B, 97 E. Fremont St., 520-548-1025

Dragoon Mountains Guest House, N Sky Islands End, Cochise

Wyatt’s Hotel B & B, 109 S. Third St., 520-678-7281

Dream Catcher B&B, 520-8243127, 13097 S Highway 181, Pearce

VACATION RENTALS/ GUEST RANCHES Katie’s Cozy Cabins, 16 W. Allen St., 520-457-3963, 520-559-0464

Landmark Lookout Lodge, 781 North Hwy 80, 520-457-2223

Lucky Cuss Vacation Cottage Rentals, 2nd & Bruce Streets, 520-457-3142

T. Miller’s Tombstone Mercantile & Hotel, 530 E. Allen St., 520457-2405

BED & BREAKFASTS, COTTAGES AND GUEST RANCHES

Dancing Crane Cottage, 520-642-0011, 4937 W Dancing Crane LN, McNeal

Tombstone Monument Guest Ranch, 895 West Monument Road, 520-457-7299

Sunrise Motel/Apartments, 21 N. 10th St., 520-457-3170

Super 8 Motel, 520-384-0888, 1500 W Fort Grant Rd

Crazy Annie’s Bordello Bed & Breakfast and Saloon, 95 South 10th St.,

Bella Union Adobe Lodge Motel, 505 E. Fremont Street, 520-4572241

The Larian Motel, 410 E. Fremont St., 520-457-2272

Royal Western Lodge, 20-3842266, 590 S Haskell Ave.

RV PARKS & CAMPING Desert Hills Mobile Home Ranch, 612 West Setting Sun, 602-535-1282 Silver Belt RV Park, 10th & Allen Streets, 520-457-3961

Hummingbird Ranch Vacation House, 410-679-7918, Sulphur Springs Valley, Pearce Quailway Cottage, 520-5580019, 152 W Portal RD, Portal

RV PARKS Fort Willcox, 520-384-4986, 1715 W Ft. Willcox Grande Vista RV Park, 520-3844002, 711 N Prescott Ave Lifestyle RV Resort, 520-3843303, 622 N Haskell Ave Magic Circle RV Park, 520-3843212, 700 N Virginia Ave Sagebrush RV Park, 520-3842872, 200 W Lewis St


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