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Variety of hikes; pictographs; rappelling

Garden Canyon is one of the more popular hiking areas in the Huachucas. Entry on to Fort Huachuca... read more

Reviewed August 6, 2018
BudandJan D
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Sierra Vista, Arizona
Great Drive

I haven't hiked up there yet, but this is a great drive with some really interesting pictographs as... read more

Reviewed June 18, 2018
Traildreamin
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Sierra Vista, Arizona
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Reviewed May 21, 2017

One can bird by car and stop at the picnic areas of you can get out and walk the top part.. very slowly sloping wide road or you can hike the really steep and rocky Sheelite trail. Lots of wildflowers and many habitat zones. We added 30 birds to our list including the Elegant Trogan which we heard calling in several places and it did a fly by! Exciting but lots of other great birds to see as well.

1  Thank LaurettaYoung
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Reviewed March 30, 2017

I used the map that is on this TripAdvisor site and the location is all wrong. It shows Garden Canyon being on Lyle Canyon Rd. which is waaay west of the correct location.
Anyway, it was a neat drive and we ended up going to Parker Canyon Lake...(another review)
Next time I will go down Garden Canyon Rd.

Thank tutana
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Reviewed March 13, 2017

This is a great place to actually see trees and flowers in the desert. The natural water gives a greater variety of plants and wildlife than down on the valley floors, with ample opportunity to see birds, especially hummingbirds. A very relaxing day destination with hiking good for the whole family.

Thank Rick H
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Reviewed February 17, 2017

We almost didn't get to Garden Canyon on our trip to SV, but finally made it there in the last week. You must have a guest pass to get on the Ft. Huachuca grounds, but after that you can wonder around at your will. The drive out to the end of the road is about 10 miles and it's breathtaking. Lots of good trails but we enjoyed the petroglyphs the most! Wonderful and I recommend you climb up to see them, especially the first ones you come to. I use a cane and I was able to go to both sites. Just a lovely place, so peaceful. I'm sure in warmer weather the birding is wonderful, too.

1  Thank jaf1944
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Reviewed August 22, 2016

OK, we heard about the wildlife and beauty in Garden Canyon and were excited to visit. As we drive in from the entrance off Hatfield, we should have stayed in the furthest right lane to go to the visitor check in and get a badge. It's a process that takes a few minutes and requires your photo ID and completing a form. Once through, there was little information that we could find about how to get to Garden Canyon, virtually no signs on the 73,000 acre army base. We asked folks and mostly no one knew. Finally after an hour of searching and phone calls to the base itself, we found our way. From the entrance, take Hatfield Road ()the one you entered on) all the way to Irwin, take a left and take Irwin to the stop sign at Winrow. Continue across on Irwin and the road will become a dirt road. Continue following it around to the paved Garden Canyon (not marked) go left and go another 10 miles to top of Garden Canyon. You will past 3 old picnic areas. The road will become a non maintained dirt road. When you come to the bridge on the right at the top of the canyon (past the upper picnic area) you will see a sign for the pictographs. You can cross the bridge and go up a few steps to view. On the left side of the road are more pictographs and rappelling cliffs (no longer for use) The scenery is beautiful and we stopped along the way for wildlife and floral viewing. A local advised us the Canyon has been closed for the last two years due to a flood a few years back. It was open and gorgeous. I could have stayed longer in this secluded, tucked away gem. We saw deer, antelope, roadrunners, multiple birds and butterflies. The highlight was a doe and her two babies sprinting through the meadow.

5  Thank breezy779
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