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Peaks Valley Preserve

· Sunizona, Cochise, Arizona
5 acres hosted by Michael W.
Hi! I'm Michael, owner of Peaks Valley Preserve! I created this space to allow campers to explore the wonders of SE Arizona, having some conveniences (water, power, restroom), while also being surrounded by the natural high desert. ****Update: Creek is flowing but very shallow, under 3 inches. A Prius can make the crossing. Go slightly on the left side if needed.***** This has been a lifelong dream, and a lot of hard work, sweat, and tears went into making Peaks Valley a magical place to camp. Welcome, and I hope you enjoy! Learn more about this land: Peaks Valley Preserve was created to be a space where people can camp out in the wild, but still have amenities- like power (solar power generator, not enough for RV though), water, and a bathroom. This 5 acre property was developed with nature in mind, and we aimed to keep it as natural as possible as most of the land was left wild, for your hiking and viewing pleasure! Primary vegetation are Mesquite trees, Cholla cactus, Turpentine bushes, Yucca. Tons of privacy, as there are few neighbors nearby and the roads bordering the property are lightly travelled. Road was recently expanded to be levelled and widened. Feel free to hike around the 5 acres, boundaries are the road to the South and East, and private property signs to the North and West.  This is a natural area, so be wary of wildlife dens, tracks, and scat. Settled only a few miles from the gorgeous Chiricahua mountains in the charming rural community of Sunizona, there are ample opportunities to see wildlife (coyote, javelina, jackrabbits, unique birds and more have all been spotted on the property), and explore the area. From the nearby Turkey Creek (runs in the summer and must be crossed to access the property), to the 360 degree views of "Sky Island" mountain ranges, this property is centrally located to allow full exploration of everything Cochise County has to offer! In the winter, be sure to see the Sandhill Cranes during their migration- an incredible sight to behold. There is plentiful hiking in the surrounding areas, and on occasions you can spot Coatis, mountain lions, eagles, and maybe even a jaguar! Immerse yourself, not only in the beautiful nature, but also the rich history this area has to offer. From the Native American tribes who called this place home, to the rise and fall of the Wild West, journeying through this land certainly takes you back in time! Be sure to see the world's largest Rosebush in Tombstone, you won't regret it. There are numerous ghost towns in the area as well, worth the visits! The weather in this region is wonderful- just be wary of heat in the early summer and monsoons/storms in the mid/late summer. AWD/4x4 vehicles recommended, but not required as the property is off a well maintained dirt road. During monsoon season, the creek may flow, making SUV/trucks recommended. Nearby towns: Sunsites, Tombstone, Bisbee, Sierra Vista, Portal, Tucson (1.5 hours away) Nearby attractions: Chiricahua National Monument, Dragoon mountains, Cochise Stronghold, Dos Cabezas Peaks, Whitewater Wildlife Draw, Ash/Ramsey Canyon (hummingbirds galore!) Nearby convenience: Chuckwagon Grill, Stronghold Cafe, Mustang Mall (gas)
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43 ratings · 34 reviews
Sam W.
May 29, 2023
Peaks Valley Preserve
Was very secluded and quiet. Looked like the campsite hadnt been serviced in a while, weeds everywhere, fire ring falling apart, and cob webs covering the power source. Porta potty was clean. Also there are packrats running around so be mindful of check your vehicle before you leave.
Jared S.recommends
May 12, 2023
Peaks Valley Preserve
It has all the amenities advertised and the porta potty was in good shape and emptied on a regular basis. Appreciated the quiet and secluded feel. Was a 30-40 minute drive to Chiricahua National Monument. Lots of mice (many varieties) and saw a couple snakes (not rattle snakes) and jack rabbits.
Alexa S.recommends
April 23, 2023
Peaks Valley Preserve
Site was clean and well kept, everything described was true. Area is very beautiful and quiet. This is a wonderful alternative to traditional campgrounds.
Connor S.
April 1, 2023
Peaks Valley Preserve
Could not actually access the site, as the directions provided by the host required us to drive through a flowing creek, and the host did not answer when we called for help (it was 7:30pm though).
Erin F.
March 14, 2023
Peaks Valley Preserve
The campsite was great, we really appreciated having the toilet, potable water, and generator. The only negative thing was getting there. It would have been helpful to know that we needed to cross a significant creek to get to the site. It was doable with four wheel drive but a smaller car or van would have struggled.
Colleen M.
January 10, 2023
Peaks Valley Preserve
Peaceful but needs some TLC
We spent two nights at Peaks Preserve. Camp was as expected. We appreciated the amenities including the solar charger (be careful for the black widow in there), water, and clean bathroom. Directions were great. The campsite itself could use some trimming as areas were overgrown. From an RV stand point, do NOT attempt to take any large campers down these roads. After leaving Highway 181, all roads are dirt roads. The first is wide enough for 2 vehicles but after that, some parts are barely wide enough for an 8 foot trailer. Thankfully, we did not see any other cars on these narrow roads. Turns were extremely tight, so any bigger unit may not make them. We crossed a dry, very rocky river bed. The roads would be impassable in rainy weather. None of this is the host’s issue, but we were unaware of these road conditions. For RVers the campsite could use some improvement to make it more RV friendly. Entrances should be cleared, widened, and leveled. We entered in main camp area and exited the “parking” area. There is a large hump to get over and we were fortunate not to have damaged stabilizing jacks going over it. Removing the small tree/shrub in the camp area would allow for more maneuverability for campers. Overall, it was a peaceful stay, and we appreciated the solitude.
Sunizona, Cochise, Arizona, United StatesTraditional, ancestral territory of Chiricahua Apache and O’odham Jeweḍ First Nations according to To respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
Hosted by Michael W.Joined in July 2021
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