Ramsey Canyon is a narrow green gorge on the
eastern slopes of the Huachuca Mountain near Sierra Vista, Arizona. It is just a stone's throw from Mexico.
It is known as "The
Hummingbird Capital of the United States" because it has more varieties
of hummingbirds than any other spot in the country. People from
all over the world visit Ramsey Canyon to experience its unique and abundant
wildlife. Black bear, javalina, coati mundi, mountain lion, ring-tailed
cat, fox, raccoon, deer, wild turkey, elegant trogon and many other
species of wildlife have been sighted on the Arizona Folklore Preserve
property. The Nature Conservancy's
Ramsey Canyon Preserve is located just up the road.
Ramsey Canyon has a long and varied history. Many
"ghosts of past times" remain up and down the canyon.