Nestled at the base of the Huachuca Mountains, Sierra Vista sits at 4,623 feet and offers nearby recreational
trails reaching peaks of over 9,000 feet. The San Pedro River feeds a lush riparian area just east of Sierra Vista, which serves as a primary migratory corridor for wildlife, including more than 300 species of birds. This makes the area a major draw for birders from around the world and has led to Sierra Vista’s common nickname as the “hummingbird capital of the United States.”
The community’s 25-plus miles of shared use paths can be enjoyed year-round as local residents are spared the extreme summer heat of Tucson and Phoenix, while benefiting from the temperate Arizona winters. Sierra Vista offers a wide variety of recreational facilities including a community center, library, indoor aquatic center, skate and bike court, a teen center and museums along with the only disc golf course in Cochise County. For those who prefer an indoor workout, the city hosts a number of privately-owned gyms.
Sierra Vista Symphony Orchestra offers world-class performances at the Buena Performing Arts Center, which also hosts year-round entertainment and events. At the heart of the city is Veterans’ Memorial Park , which has an impressive performing arts pavilion. The park is the site of numerous community events, including a renowned arts and crafts showcase, a car show, a motorcycle rally, movies under the stars, a summer concert series and a weekly farmers market.
It’s no wonder people come to visit and then decide to stay within Sierra Vista.
What else is there to do? See VisitSierraVista.com.