Step back to the turn of the 20th Century with a visit to Brown Canyon Ranch. First permanently occupied around 1800, the ranch was acquired by the U.S. Forest Service as part of a 1998 land swap to become part of the Coronado National Forest.
Tour the adobe ranch house, storeroom, and corrals, where the old windmill still pumps water, and the tree-surrounded pond provides a cool view and home to wildlife. Trails lead from the ranch to Brown Canyon and connect with other trails throughout the National Forest. Allow 2 hours. 800-288-3861 or (520) 378-0311 (US Forest Service, Sierra Vista Ranger District). $8 per vehicle day use fee or Coronado National Forest recreation pass/annual pass.