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Chiricahua National Monument

Willcox, AZ
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Ranked #1 of 11 attractions in Willcox
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Monuments/ Statues, Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Activities: Driving, Viewing wildlife
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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Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States
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34 reviews 34 reviews
5 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

If you enjoy geology and beautiful scenery, don't miss a visit here. It is pleasantly off the beaten track and worth the trip.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014 via mobile

My Co worker and I did the upper trail from the visitor . I must say it was so green and beautiful. The creek was running hard due to the monsoon rain the night before. we were lucky to have seen such beauty. It was much cooler too. After seeing the balanced rock, we hiked back to the visitor center... More

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Layton, utah
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Is worth the drive there. Quite breathtaking in many areas. Is not that far from Willcox. Don't miss out on it.

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Peoria, Arizona
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

There is a hiking trail for everyone! Beautiful views and great weather make for a fantastic hike! We visited at about 9am and it was a beautiful 77 degrees out. Not crowded at all, so you feel like you have the trails all to yourself, aside from the occasional hikers passing.

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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

I wasn't sure what to expect from this lesser visited National Park, but it turned out to be a big surprise. They have a very nice visitor's center with several exhibits, some interactive, and a short film. They also have a nice gift/souvenir section, especially their books. As with all the NPS locations I've been to , both Rangers and... More

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San Antonio, Texas
11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Worth the trip to see the natural beauty of these mountains! The views are spectacular!!! We thought we would have to pay an entrance fee, but found out that they do not charge fees in the summer. We have visited twice and it was just as amazing the second time!

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Orlando, Florida
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82 reviews 82 reviews
26 attraction reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We went to Cave Creek Canyon near Portal to bird watch and a ranger at the information center suggested that we take the dirt road up over the mountains to see Chiricahua National Monument. So we worked it into our plans for the next day and wow, were we surprised! We’re big fans of the western US and we’ve never... More

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San Francisco, California
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34 reviews 34 reviews
17 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

We recently spent a half day in Chiricahua NM and combined with visiting a Willcox winery (Zarpara), which made for a nice day trip from our base in Tucson. The park is out of the way but the drive is scenic high desert country and worth it if you like to get away from the crowds. We were traveling during... More

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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

I, too, had never heard of this area until a friend suggested since I was going to Tucson. Stop at visitor center to get info then drive slowly to top. So many unbelievable views of crazy rock formations. Great hiking. You won't want to leave. Saw a spectacular storm rolling in from the top of the eight mile drive. Nothing... More

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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49 reviews 49 reviews
14 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

We did the heart of rocks loop..it was awesome!!!! It's about 7 miles round trip. The rock formations are mesmerizing! They go on for miles. You can also drive through the monument for those looking for a more relaxing visit.

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