Sierra Vista Sanctuary


135 acres


Conservation easement


Restricted public access - guided tours only


Sierra Vista Sanctuary is an 80 acre conservation easement that was gifted to the Land Trust in December 2008 and an additional 55 acres was added in 2018.  This is our second largest protected property and our largest gift to date from very generous people with a deep concern for the land and our community.


This is a key property in our Continental Mountain Conservation area and is part of a larger vision for an east-west corridor linking Federal, State and local lands. Sierra Vista Sanctuary is located on the western slope of Continental Mountain and includes the upper part of Willow Springs wash. It follows a line of springs, and flowing water or pools are often found year-round.


Sierra Vista Sanctuary has a rich history: pre-historic, mining, cattle ranching and guest ranch. The Cave Creek Museum has a collection of pre-historic items collected from Sierra Vista by Dr. John Owen.


Sierra Vista Sanctuary is private property and has restricted access. The Land Trust hosts up to 6 guided hikes per year.