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Rucker Canyon - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting

Rucker Canyon, Arizona 85607, USA

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About Rucker Canyon

Rucker Canyon is a major canyon draining the western central-south of the Chiricahua Mountains, the central landform of the eastern third of Cochise County, Arizona's extreme southeast, bordering southwest New Mexico. The canyon contains Rucker Creek, and upstream closer to the headwaters, the small Rucker Lake. It is famous for historic Camp Rucker.

Attractions Near Rucker Canyon

Chiricahua Peak
Chiricahua Peak16.71km from Rucker Canyon

The Chiricahua Mountains are located in southeast Arizona in Cochise County and the summit, It is the highest point of the county and one of just 57 "Ultra" prominent peaks in the lower-48 states, with over 5,000 feet of prominence above the desert floors.Much of the peak was severely burned in recent times, which creates vast open views across the landscape. This includes views across the Basin and Range to Mount Lemmon, Mount Graham, and Mount Wrightson.

Leslie Canyon National Wildlife Refuge
Leslie Canyon National Wildlife Refuge20.59km from Rucker Canyon

Leslie Canyon National Wildlife Refuge is a National Wildlife Refuge of the United States located in Arizona. The 2,770-acre refuge was established in 1988 to protect habitat for the endangered Yaqui Chub and Yaqui Topminnow. The refuge also protects a rare velvet ash-cottonwood-black walnut gallery forest.

Big Balanced Rock
Big Balanced Rock28.73km from Rucker Canyon

Big Balanced Rock Trail is next to Totem Canyon and is located in Cochise County, Arizona, United States. Big Balanced Rock Trail has a length of 1.65 kilometres.

Faraway Ranch Historic District
Faraway Ranch Historic District28.94km from Rucker Canyon

The Faraway Ranch Historic District is part of the Chiricahua National Monument in southeastern Arizona, and preserves an area associated with the final conflicts with the local Apache, one of the last frontier settlements, and in particular, its association with the people who promoted the establishment of the Chiricahua National Monument. Faraway Ranch is located in Bonita Canyon, which lies at an approximate altitude of 5160 feet and opens in a southwesterly direction.

Rhyolite Canyon
Rhyolite Canyon29km from Rucker Canyon

Rhyolite Canyon Trail is an out-and-back trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near San Simon, Arizona.The trail is primarily used for hiking, running, and bird watching and is accessible year-round.

Cave Creek Canyon
Cave Creek Canyon29.77km from Rucker Canyon

Cave Creek Canyon is located in southeastern Arizona, on the eastern side of the Chiricahua Mountains. Grasslands and desert cover the base of the range, with Ponderosa Pine, Douglas Fir, and Engelmann Spruce at the higher elevations. . It is the largest and most biologically diverse canyon in the Chiricahua Mountains. It’s a favorite haunt of bird watchers and nature lovers, and is the home of the American Museum of Natural History’s Southwestern Research Station.

Where is Rucker Canyon

Discover More Attractions in Cochise County, Where Rucker Canyon Is Located

Cochise County
Cochise County
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Cochise County is a county in the southeastern corner of the U.S. state of Arizona. Here are great outdoor opportunities for hiking, rock climbing, camping, picnicking, & bird watching. This County also has great opportunities for peaceful relaxation, particularly at the many Inns, B&B's, & guest ranches. Whether it's adventure or tranquility you seek, you can easily find it here.