Whether you are a novice or expert, bird watching at Ash and Miller Canyons is enlightening. The public bird feeding stations are located high in the forested Huachuca Mountain canyons. The diversity of birds that stop here can be quite extensive. Rare bird sightings in these canyons, like the Plain-capped Star Throat, the Flame-colored Tanager and the Slatethroated Red Start, have gained national attention.
The Carr House Visitor Center in Carr Canyon offers displays and exhibits of historical and natural significance. There are nature trails for strolling as well as more adventurous hiking leading to scenic overlooks, trailheads and a seasonal waterfall that's breathtaking. Allow 2-3 hours. Visitor Center open weekends April-September.
This traditional haunt of Cochise and his Chiricahua Apache band was declared a preserve in 1924. Known as the Wonderland of Rocks, this territory is truly monumental in every sense, with startling rock formations, a natural bridge, and a ledge made entirely of volcanic hailstones. Wildlife viewing and nature trails abound. Allow 2-3 hours. The Monument is open 24 hours daily; the Visitor Center is open 8am to 4:30pm daily, closed on Christmas.