I love the Huachuca Mountains because of its flora and fauna diversity. In the lower part of the canyon Big tooth maples, Silver leaf oaks and Sycamores are prevalent. In the upper part of the canyon White fir, Douglas fir, Arizona pine, Southern white pine and Pinyon pine are abundant. Fauna include hundreds of species of birds and mammals. In fact Ramsey Canyon is famous for hummingbirds during the spring migration. Today I saw four White-tailed deer, a Wild turkey, numerous nuthatches and a Downy woodpecker.
Finally, I return to the debate about whether these mountains are safe to hike in. While in Marana, Arizona, I talked to a Arizona Highway Patrol who said he would not hike in the Huachuca Mountains because of drug runners and drug smugglers. While at the Nature Conservancy Headquarters at the base of Ramsey Canyon I asked about safety in southern Arizona mountain ranges. They said in the 90s it was more common to see illegal immigrants begging for water and asking about far off destinations such as Chicago or Boston however, since Border Patrol stepped up enforcement along the border in the 2000s these interactions are rare. It is smart to present common sense such as watching your surroundings and not hiking after 5 pm. I probably would choose other ranges in Arizona to backpack.