Nestled in the Chiricahua Mountains of Southeastern Arizona, 150 miles east of Tucson, 50 miles north of Douglas, and a few miles from Rodeo, NM, is Cave Creek Canyon, a hidden gem with spectacular cliffs, flowing streams and abundant wildlife. Many visitors have referred to Cave Creek Canyon as “Arizona’s Yosemite.”
Endowed with magnificent scenery and unparalleled biodiversity, Cave Creek Canyon is truly a special place. It is in an area of rich biological diversity. Birding is fine here year-round and especially rewarding in the spring and summer. Many interesting birds from south of the border can be found here in the Chiricahua Mountains.
Residents and visitors who want to help protect the area can do so by joining, volunteering, or contributing to the Friends of Cave Creek Canyon (FOCCC). As individuals, families, and businesses, we work closely with US Forest Service professionals to support the agency’s work and mission in Southeastern Arizona. We seek to provide educational opportunities for area residents, visitors, school groups, scientific researchers, and others who cherish the special qualities of our region.