Honeybee Canyon

Rancho Vistoso’s recorded history dates back well over a thousand years and largely starts with the Hohokam Indians who settled in the region around 500 A.D. These villagers inhabited the area continuously for over 700 years, making it one of a few of the 120 or so villages with such a stable history in the Tucson region. Historic petroglyphs, pottery, and other ruins remain throughout the current landscape, primarily at Honey Bee Canyon & Hohokam Village just down the road. Other signs of these early inhabitants remain with ball courts, pit house ruins, and trash mounds dotting the desert.

Today Honey Bee Canyon stands out as one of the best places to enjoy the area’s history and wildlife by taking a hike along the wash basin. Keep a sharp eye peeled for all varieties of animals which can range from bobcats, javelina, owls, snakes, mountain lion, gila monsters, rabbits, or countless varieties of birds. You’ll also come across a variety of petroglyphs among the surrounding rocks and even several stone dams which were constructed hundreds of years ago. Visitors should avoid touching or disturbing these historical treasures in order to preserve their place in history for future generations to marvel upon. One of the other neat aspects of Honey Bee Canyon is its proximity to suburban life and the hustle and bustle of the city. It’s literally a hidden gem tucked amongst the splendor of the Honey Bee Ridge & Honey Bee Canyon estate homes.

Stephen Woodall
REALTOR, GRI @ Long Realty Company

Stephen has made real estate his full-time career and passion since 2008, primarily specializing in the Foothills & the Northwest Tucson areas of Oro Valley and Marana. He is a multi-million dollar producer, representing both sellers & buyers. Stephen has tremendous experience in new home sales, listing & selling primary residences, listing & selling vacant land, listing & selling luxury homes, investment properties, rentals, and real estate development parcels.


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