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Leslie Canyon National Wildlife Refuge - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting

Douglas, AZ 85607, USA

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About Leslie Canyon National Wildlife Refuge

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.


Attractions Near Leslie Canyon National Wildlife Refuge

Whitewater Draw Wildlife Area
Whitewater Draw Wildlife Area20.22km from Leslie Canyon National Wildlife Refuge

The Whitewater Draw Wildlife Area lies within the Chihuahuan desert grassland habitat type. Typically thought of as a major roost site for Sandhill Crane, Whitewater Draw offers excellent waterfowling as well. During wet years numerous waterfowl can be found in and around this Wildlife Area. There is a seasonal closure on hunting during the Crane hunt, which typically falls in November-early December.

Rucker Canyon
Rucker Canyon20.59km from Leslie Canyon National Wildlife Refuge

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.

Chiricahua Peak
Chiricahua Peak35.89km from Leslie Canyon National Wildlife Refuge

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.

Lavender Pit
Lavender Pit40.87km from Leslie Canyon National Wildlife Refuge

The Lavender Pit is a former open pit copper mine near Bisbee in Cochise County, Arizona, United States. It is located near the famous Copper Queen Mine.Because of the competent host rock, this pit has much steeper sides than other open pit copper mines in the southwest area. The pit covers an area of 300 acre and is 900 feet deep. Large tonnages of dump rock are placed around Bisbee, notably north of the residential district of Warren and other parts of the southeastern Mule Mountains area.

Skeleton Canyon
Skeleton Canyon41.16km from Leslie Canyon National Wildlife Refuge

Skeleton Canyon is located 30 miles northeast of the town of Douglas, Arizona. This canyon connects the Animas Valley of New Mexico with the San Simon Valley of Arizona, and was once a main route between the United States and Mexico for both legal and illegal traffic. While originally known as Guadalupe Canyon, the area became called Skeleton Canyon, as a result of the bones of cows and humans left behind from cattle drives from Mexico.

Muheim Heritage House
Muheim Heritage House41.49km from Leslie Canyon National Wildlife Refuge

This lovely heritage home museum was built by Joseph and Carmelita Muheim. A National Historic site with Queen Anne architectural influences, the home was enlarged from 1898 through 1915 as the family grew. Docents provide guided tours through the restored interior with its period furnishings. From the gardens you can enjoy an impressive panoramic view of the surrounding mountains and hillside homes on Brewery Gulch.

Where is Leslie Canyon National Wildlife Refuge

Discover More Attractions in Cochise County, Where Leslie Canyon National Wildlife Refuge 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.

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