From its early days as a community growing under the protective wing of neighboring Fort Huachuca during the Apache Wars, Sierra Vista has blossomed into the recreational and cultural hub of Cochise County. Thanks to the Fort, Sierra Vista is a melting pot of ethnic cuisine and fascinating history. Experience the effects of the melting pot first hand by dining at the local restaurants and touring Fort Huachuca’s many museums.
275 days of sunshine and a temperate climate make Sierra Vista a year’ round destination for adventure. Surrounded by towering 10,000-foot mountains, it is no surprise that Sierra Vista is Spanish for “Mountain View”. Tourists often take advantage of ideal weather and must-see views by hiking in the Huachuca Mountains, horseback riding along the San Pedro River, or biking the Bisbee Loop. Visitors also come to bird watch along with their outdoor excursions. Sierra Vista’s climate makes it a major stop for rare birds and is deemed the “Humming Bird Capital of the U.S.”
With Tombstone, Kartchner Caverns, Bisbee, and Arizona’s Wine Country just a day trip away, visitors are guaranteed to have a full and memorable trip to Sierra Vista.
Additional resources in learning more about the business and tourism community of Prescott:
- Sierra Vista Visitors Center: sierravistaaz.gov
- Sierra Vista Chamber of Commerce: sierravistaareachamber.com
- My Herald Review: myheraldreview.com
- Sky Island Arizona: visitskyislands.com
- Fort Huachuca: army.mil/huachuca/index.php
- Visit Arizona: visitarizona.com/cities/tucson-and-southern/sierra-vista
- Kartchner Caverns: com/kartchner/