Sierra Vista started out in 1877 as Camp Huachuca, established to protect settlers from Chiricahua Apaches. It is the gateway to the southern terminus of the Arizona Trail and has all services, but the town is spread out.
- Mile 1.9 – Sierra Vista is 22.3 miles – East for 6.2 miles then North to Hwy 92 from Montezuma Pass.
- Sierra Vista Map is below.
- 2300 East Fry Boulevard, 85635, (520) 458-2540
- Sierra Vista City Library (2600 E. Tacoma St.), (520) 458-4225. Hours: Sun – Mon: 12 pm – 5 pm; Tues – Thurs: 10 am – 7 pm; Fri – Sat: 10 am – 6 pm.
- Safeway (2190 E. Fry Blvd.), (520) 459-4204
- Sierra Vista Natural Foods Cooperative (96 S. Carmichael Ave.), (520) 335-6676. Organic produce, bulk items, local products, natural body care products.
- La Casita (465 E. Fry Blvd.), (520) 458-2376. Standard Mexican fare with a full bar and happy hour specials.
- Bamboo Gardens (1481 E. Fry Blvd.), (520) 459-1800. Tasty Thai and Chinese menu, lunch specials. Closed Mondays.
- Pizzeria Mimosa (4755 E. Neapolitan Way, Hereford), (520) 378-0022. Thin, wood-fired pizza in the traditional Neapolitan style. Panini, pastas, salads, and Italian pastries. Located 13 mi. from the trailhead along Highway 92.
- Best Western Plus Sun Canyon opened in March 2019 and is conveniently located just off of Hwy 92 in Sierra Vista. The hotel features mountain views, some balcony rooms, an outdoor pool and Jacuzzi, a fire-pit, a BBQ grill, a complimentary breakfast buffet, and an Electric Vehicle Charging Station, complimentary. They offer ATA members a 15% discount. Call the hotel direct at 520.335-0404 to receive the discount.
- Sierra Suites Hotel (391 East Fry Boulevard), (520) 459-4221. Sierra Suites is the place to stay for thru-hikers and bikers who are beginning or ending their journeys. Centrally located, breakfast buffet included, outdoor heated pool and spa. Ask about the Arizona Trail discount!
- Garden Place Suites (100 N Garden Ave.), (520) 439-3300. Discounts for AZT users.
- Windemere Hotel and Conference Center (2047 S. Hwy. 92), (520) 459-5900
- America’s Best Value Inn (100 S. Fab Ave.), (520) 459-5380
- High Desert Clinic Urgent (77 E Fry Blvd) Wed-Tues, 9am-7pm, (520) 459-8915
- Urgent Care Clinic-Arizona (2585 E Wilcox Dr) Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm, (520) 417-4207
- Canyon Vista Medical Center Emergency Room (5700 AZ-90), 24 hrs, (520) 263-2000
- Bodyworks Therapeutic Massage (3514 Kings Ct. Dr.), (520) 452-1776
- Several options along Fry Blvd.
- Gelato Java Stop (1100 S. Hwy. 92), (520) 559-1614
- M & M Cycling (1301 E. Fry Blvd.), (520) 458-1316
- Sun ‘n Spokes (156 E. Fry Blvd.), (520) 458-0685
Feed & Tack
- Ramsey Canyon Feed & Pet (4107 E. Glenn Rd.), (520) 378-9474
Transportation to the Southern Arizona Trail terminus is available from the following companies:
- Arizona World Shuttle Express will pick up at the Tucson airport and take you to Sierra Vista, AZ and then to the Coronado National Memorial Visitors Center near Montezuma Pass. Please contact them 24 hours in advance at (520) 458-3330.
- Arizona Sunshine Tours also does shuttles between the Tucson airport and the AZT trailhead in Coronado National Memorial. Call (520) 803-6713.
- Coronado National Memorial (4101 W. Montezuma Canyon Rd., Hereford), (520) 366-5515. This National Memorial at the Arizona Trail’s southern terminus commemorates the Francisco Vásquez de Coronado Expedition of 1540-1542. Over 300 Spanish soldiers, several hundred Mexican-Indian allies, and 1,500 stock animals accompanied Coronado on his search for the Seven Cities of Gold.
- San Pedro Riparian National Conservation Area (1763 Paseo San Luis), (520) 439-6400. Located six miles east of Sierra Vista, this natural wonder contains 40 miles of protected riparian area along the San Pedro River. It also provides invaluable habitat for 250 species of migrant and wintering birds, and contains archaeological sites representing human occupation from 13,000 years ago.
- Ramsey Canyon (27 E. Ramsey Canyon Rd.), (520) 378-2785. Ramsey Canyon, located in the Huachuca Mountains within the Upper San Pedro River Basin in southeastern Arizona, is renowned for its outstanding scenic beauty and the diversity of its plant and animal life, including 15 species of hummingbirds. This diversity is the result of the interplay of geology, biogeography, topography, and climate.