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Chiricahua National Monument

Address: Willcox, AZ
Phone Number: 520-824-3560
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Ranked #1 of 10 Attractions in Willcox
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Monuments/ Statues, Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Landmarks
Activities: Driving, Viewing wildlife
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Owner description: The unusual rock formations at this popular hiking site were caused by a massive volcanic eruption 27 million years ago.
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187 reviews 187 reviews
75 attraction reviews
115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

We stayed in Tucson and bit the bullet and took the two hour drive to the Chiricahua National Monument. We were awarded with wonderful sights that were part of an inactive volcanic range 20 miles wide and 40 miles long. The eight mile Bonita Canyon scenic drive up to Massai Point has unique rock formations and great views. At Massai... More

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Stettler, Canada
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6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

This is a Must do! in the south east of Arizona, if you plan to go to tombstone, add this to the trip! Beautiful nature, rocks standing up, as if stacked. It's an oasis, lush and green in the valley, and a "Bryce Canyon" on top.

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

There was no entrance fee this summer. Maybe people are not visiting in the numbers that a place this interesting deserves. We liked it immensely. The rocks are part of an ancient volcanic complex, and they have been eroded into spires and ribs that look like giant fingers emerging from the earth. There are plenty of trails to follow for... More

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Prestwick, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

What a stunningly beautiful place. Camped in the Bonita Canyon Campground, great facilities and well laid out camping areas. Go and visit and experience thus beautiful place for yourself

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Blue Springs, MO
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

This is a beautiful place and well hidden....truly a masterpiece...a really nice tourist info booth and also at the bottom is the farm place -Faraway Inn...which has an amazing story.

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Chandler, Arizona, United States
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6 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

It seems everyone wants to see the Grand Canyon in Arizona - well, I cannot argue with that. However, this spectacular monument comes in at a close second, in my opinion. We had a personal guided tour of the original Faraway Inn given by the Park Service - it was great! Then we drove our motorcycles up to the top... More

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Sammamish, Washington
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97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

I had never heard of this place before visiting, and I now wonder why this place doesn't get more publicity. It is 3.5 hours from Phoenix, and about 2 hours from Tuscon. It's not a park if you just want to drive and visit. From VIsitor Center to end-of-road, it's only about a 15-minute drive. But if you are willing... More

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Cave Creek, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Wow, what a beautiful park. We went on a Tuesday in late October and it was almost empty. The trails are well defined and offer lots of overlooks. The balanced rocks and extensive rock shafts make for a great day. We weren't able to try the difficult trails but there are several portions of trails that are reasonable for a... More

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Los Angeles
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12 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

So wonderful I was reluctant to share with TA! The rock formations are awesome! on a par with Utah and N. Az! What a great park, not crowded at all-2.5 hours from Tucson. Clean and wonderful. We went on the Echo Canyon /Ed Rigs loop. It was too far, I would advise (depending on your condition), Echo Canyon-turn back when... More

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Scottsdale, AZ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Formed from humongous volcanic eruptions some 120 million years ago, then eroded into millions of hoodoos, this is one National monument that's worth the extra driving to get to. There are few other visitors in October, so we pretty much had it to ourselves. Drive to the top and take the trails around the top and check out the view.... More

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