Tombstone, Bisbee, Sierra Vista, Coronado National Monument, and Fort Huachuca

Sierra Vista, Arizona

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Tombstone, for all its touristy atmosphere, is no false-front, made-up western town. This is the real thing, and has emerged in recent years as a fun and fascinating destination. Once it boasted a population of about 10,000 wild and respectable souls. Today the community caters to tourists, but all the legends are alive and well here. As you walk along the dusty streets, you’ll see the O.K. Corral, the Bird Cage Theater, the Crystal Palace, and other historic sites. Tombstone is the Wild West preserved at its raunchiest and best. The Coronado National Memorial is the name given to this entire area and includes both natural and manufactured historical features. There is no plaque or statue commemorating Coronado’s adventures. Instead, hiking trails lace the 4,976 acres that are home to a variety of birds, animals, and plants. This chapter from the DayTrips series describes many fascinating, exciting, (and many free of charge) things to do, most within a two-hour drive of Tucson. Each Day Trip includes destination highlights, places to visit along the way, choice restaurants and lodging, and shopping.

Tombstone, Bisbee, Sierra Vista, Coronado National Monument, & Fort Huachuca Professional Review and Guide

"Tombstone, for all its touristy atmosphere, is no false-front, made-up western town. This is the real thing, and has emerged in recent years as a fun and fascinating destination. Once it boasted a population of about 10,000 wild and respectable souls. Today the community caters to tourists, but all the legends are alive and well here. As you walk along the dusty streets, you’ll see the O.K. Corral, the Bird Cage Theater, the Crystal Palace, and other historic sites. Tombstone is the Wild West preserved at its raunchiest and best.

The Coronado National Memorial is the name given to this entire area and includes both natural and manufactured historical features. There is no plaque or statue commemorating Coronado’s adventures. Instead, hiking trails lace the 4,976 acres that are home to a variety of birds, animals, and plants. This chapter from the DayTrips series describes many fascinating, exciting, (and many free of charge) things to do, most within a two-hour drive of Tucson. Each Day Trip includes destination highlights, places to visit along the way, choice restaurants and lodging, and shopping."

Activity Type: Backpacking, Hiking
Nearby City: Sierra Vista
Duration: One day to several days
Season: Year-round
Local Contacts: All contact information for attractions, dining, and lodging are provided in the eTrail.
Driving Directions: Directions to Tombstone, Bisbee, Sierra Vista, Coronado National Monument, & Fort Huachuca

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May 2018