Sierra Vista, AZ

Sierra Vista, Arizona

Huachuca Mountains



Welcome to Beautiful Sierra Vista!!!

Sierra Vista, Arizona was established in 1877 and became incorporated in 1956. The Huachuca Mountains are part of the Sierra Vista Ranger District of the Coronado National Forest, 12.3 miles east of the city.

Sierra Vista is located 75 miles southeast of the Tucson campus and is the home to Fort Huachuca and the Army’s Military Intelligence School. CAST enjoys a robust education and research partnership with city, county, state, and government partners to include multiple relationships with Fort Huachuca’s many education, test, and evaluation organizations. Sierra Vista sits at 4,600 feet at the foot of the Huachuca mountains and enjoys a moderate climate, extensive parks and trails, and a reputation as one of the best birding locations in the state. Here is a snapshot of our community. You can learn more at

Discover soaring mountain peaks under extraordinary skies, rich history, and room to roam. With 275 days of sunshine and a temperate climate, Sierra Vista is a year 'round destination for outdoor adventure, authentic history, and global cuisine.

With picturesque mountain views in all directions and a temperate four-season climate, Sierra Vista beckons visitors with clear skies, fascinating history, and world-class birding.

Surrounded by towering 10,000-foot mountains and known as the “Hummingbird Capital of the U.S.,” Sierra Vista is primed for outdoor exploration.

From its early days as a community growing under the protective wing of neighboring Fort Huachuca during the Apache Wars, Sierra Vista has blossomed into the recreational and cultural hub of WWW.AZCAST.ARIZONA.EDU 1140 N. COLUMBO AVE., SIERRA VISTA, AZ 85635 Cochise County. Thanks to the Fort, Sierra Vista is a melting pot of ethnic cuisine, where independent restaurants serve authentic dishes from around the globe.

Sierra Vista’s climate and southern location make it a major stop for rare birds. Though you can spot resident and migrating birds year-round, the annual Christmas Bird Count regularly records one of the nation’s highest tallies of inland species.

While you’re outside, take in the scenic panoramas, rolling byways, and outdoor trails by bike, boot, or hoof. With a 360- degree mountain view, you’ll see why Sierra Vista (literally “mountain view” in Spanish) is so aptly named.

When the sun sets, a thick blanket of stars blaze across the dark night. These views have paved the way for Sierra Vista as a center for amateur astronomy; the city has more than a dozen amateur observatories as well as the Patterson Observatory at University of Arizona’s Sierra Vista Campus, which offers public viewing.

Sierra Vista Photo Gallery

Fort Huachuca Photo Gallery