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Sierra VistaUnited States of America

Discover wild frontier history and Apache legends alongside breathtaking mountains and stunning canyons surrounding southern Arizona’s cultural hub.

Flanked by the dramatic purple and orange landscape of the Huachuca Mountains, Sierra Vista is set in some of Arizona’s most beautiful scenery. The city is a modern cultural and commercial hub in southern Arizona and its surrounding region is infused with a rich heritage, from ancient Apache settlements to wild tales of the Old West and buffalo soldiers. The surrounding region has a number of different ecosystems to explore, including rugged canyons, dry lakes and mountain ranges.

Visit downtown Sierra Vista to experience the city’s lively cultural scene. Enjoy diverse festivals and events, such as the Cochise Cowboy Poetry and Music Gathering in February. Attend Sierra Vista Symphony Orchestra concerts and various events and performances hosted by the Art Discovery Series and Veterans’ Park. Take in some local military and frontier history at Fort Huachuca and its associated museums.

Explore Sierra Vista’s surrounding area. Visit vineyards or stop by Fairbank, a ghost town. Go hiking, cycling or horseback riding through the Huachuca Mountains, the Coronado National Forest, the San Pedro National Riparian Conservation Area and the Ramsey Canyon Preserve. Enjoy stunning nature trails and catch a glimpse of rare and beautiful bird species.

The Huachuca Mountains and the awe-inspiring “sky islands” that peak the ranges make for an unforgettable Arizona experience. See pictographs made by Native Americans thousands of years ago in the mountain range rocks. Take a trip to Our Lady of the Sierras Shrine, a chapel with magnificent valley views.

Reach Sierra Vista by plane to Tucson International Airport or by bus. The city features a convenient local bus system. Explore Sierra Vista’s stunning landscapes by car or with a charter tour. Sierra Vista’s warm and mild year-round temperatures and low rainfall make for ideal hiking and camping conditions, but make sure you are properly prepared for unexpected weather, such as heavy rain or cold snaps, when exploring outside the city.

Where to stay in Sierra Vista

Carr Canyon. Beautiful hike. Pet friendly. Waterfall at the top. Be prepared to get wet in March!!! Lol

Sierra Vista Southeast

4/5Very Good!(304 area reviews)

If you're spending some time in Sierra Vista Southeast, Ramsey Canyon Preserve and Our Lady of the Sierras Shrine are top sights worth seeing.

Sierra Vista Southeast

Top Hotels in Sierra Vista

The Tombstone Grand Hotel
The Tombstone Grand Hotel
2.5 out of 5
580 W. Randolph Way, Tombstone, AZ
The price is $78 per night from Nov 2 to Nov 3

Situated in the historical district, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Boothill Graveyard, Tombstone Courthouse State Historic Park, and O.K. Corral. Big Nose ...

4.1/5Very Good! (1,140 reviews)

"Everything was great and the fact that check out was at noon was perfect!! Didn't have to rush and staff were amazing!!"…"

Reviewed on Oct 16, 2020

The Tombstone Grand Hotel
Tombstone San Jose House
Tombstone San Jose House
2.5 out of 5
1 N 5th Street, Tombstone, AZ
The price is $80 per night from Oct 25 to Oct 26

Situated in Tombstone, this motel is steps from Tombstone Historic District, Tombstone Epitaph Museum, and Allen Street. Big Nose Kates and Sacred Heart Catholic ...

3.9/5Good! (169 reviews)

"Great. I slept very comfortably and super close to everything. Blanca was amazing. Very sweet and a super hard worker. She did a great job cleaning my room prior to my arrival. I would stay again."…"

Reviewed on Aug 3, 2020

Tombstone San Jose House
Sierra Suites
Sierra Suites
2.5 out of 5
391 E Fry Blvd, Sierra Vista, AZ
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $69 per night from Oct 24 to Oct 25

Located in the heart of Sierra Vista, this hotel is 0.8 mi (1.3 km) from Fort Huachuca Military Base and 1.3 mi (2.1 km) from Fort Huachuca Museum. The Mall ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (969 reviews)

"Everyone was so helpful. Great value for the price."…"

Reviewed on Oct 19, 2020

Sierra Suites
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Popular places to visit in Sierra Vista

O.K. Corral
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O.K. Corral

4.5/5(309 reviews)

Enjoy a stop at O.K. Corral, an entertaining place to visit in Tombstone. Discover the area's desert landscape and bars.

Tombstone Historic District
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Tombstone Historic District

4.5/5(397 reviews)

Find out about the history of Tombstone when you take a trip to Tombstone Historic District. Discover the area's desert landscape and seek out the horseback riding.

Sonoita Vineyards
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Sonoita Vineyards

4.5/5(33 reviews)

You can enjoy a tasting or tour at Sonoita Vineyards during your travels to Elgin. Amble around the area's parks or experience its museums.

Top things to do in Sierra Vista

Tombstone Full-Day Tour
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Tombstone Full-Day Tour

Per adult
80% of travellers recommend
Urban Adventure Quest - Tombstone Mini Quest
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Urban Adventure Quest - Tombstone Mini Quest

Per adult
The Historical Tombstone Trolley Tour
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The Historical Tombstone Trolley Tour

Per adult
100% of travellers recommend

Reviews of Sierra Vista


Top Destination

5 - Excellent
5 - Excellent 37.68115942028985%
4 - Good
4 - Good 46.95652173913044%
3 - Okay
3 - Okay 13.91304347826087%
2 - Disappointing
2 - Disappointing 1.1594202898550725%
1 - Terrible
1 - Terrible 0.2898550724637681%

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

May 28, 2020

Beautiful little town!

4/5 - Good


May 5, 2020

We love cal ranch so much fun to go shopping in Sierra Vista

3/5 - Okay

Verified traveler

Apr 21, 2020

we did not spend any time in town. Overnight stay only

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Feb 19, 2020

I was born and raised in Sierra Vista so i have always loved it.

5/5 - Excellent


Feb 8, 2020

Sierra Vista is a beautiful clean little community with all the amenities.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Jan 6, 2020

Visit quite often. Lived there many years ago. Love this little town.

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