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Chiricahua National Monument

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Address: , Willcox, AZ
Phone Number: 520-824-3560
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8:00 am - 4:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Activities: Driving, Viewing wildlife
Description: The unusual rock formations at this popular hiking site were caused by a...
The unusual rock formations at this popular hiking site were caused by a massive volcanic eruption 27 million years ago.
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Echo Canyon is a must

One of the cleanest parks I have ever visited. RV parking and camp sites equipped with electricity and gray water dumping. Fabulous hoodoo's and Echo Canyon is a must.

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
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Bisbee, AZ
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Bisbee, AZ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

One of the cleanest parks I have ever visited. RV parking and camp sites equipped with electricity and gray water dumping. Fabulous hoodoo's and Echo Canyon is a must.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

If ancient gods indeed walked the earth, Chiricahua National Monument is where they left their cairns and footprints. This site is the embodiment of a fantastical land of "long ago and far away." Mesas overlook canyons crowded with fanciful spires of natural rock. The vistas of multi-colored stone towers must be seen to be believed. Spectacular! Chiricahua is roughly 2.5... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Pros: The trails were very nice and well marked with signs reporting the distance along the route. There were plenty of lizards and birds along the trail. And of course, the rock formations were simply amazing. The Echo Canyon Trail takes you right among them. Cons: Visitor center was so-so and the ranch was a bunch of closed buildings with... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

I was looking for an interesting place to round out a family road trip and came upon Chiricahua. I won't tell you how I pronounced it - too embarrassing- but once I was corrected by a local, I got it - Cheer-a-cow-a. The park is about 30 miles outside of Willcox, Arizona, the closest town. We stayed at the Holiday... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Fantastic views of mountain and rock formations. I went when there was still snow on the ground. Beautiful. And to see the sleeping Indian rock formation is wonderful. Perfect place to take the kids and get them away from the electronics. Great for kids 9 and up as the hiking may be too much for the younger ones. Great family... More 

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

This national park, famous for being a former hideout of Apache adversaries such as Cochise, boasts some of the strangest and most beautiful geological sculptures that Mother Nature has to offer. First stop in the park is the Visitor's Centre. It is modern, clean, and staff is knowledgeable. If you check out their maps, you can determine ahead of time... More 

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New Plymouth, ID
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

Nobody, and I mean nobody should ever drive this section of Hwy 10 without taking a trip up the Chiricahua mountain range! The tour of the grounds (and sometimes inside the house) of he historic Faraway Ranch are very interesting, and the ranger station has a gift shop, informational movie, and a mini-museum. But it is the rock formations that... More 

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Houston, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Wonderful place and truly amazing. Drive to the top and take a hike or just take in all the wonderful views. Then as you drive down stop at all the places and look at the different formation that are marked.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Two night stay at Bonita Canyon Campground within Chiricahua National Monument. Stayed at site 12 in a tent. Great site for tent probably not for trailer. Better trailer sites were 18 and 11. Not fire rings and fires had to be made in elevated grills, not the best situation. There were flushing toilets and running water, a plus for a... More 

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Havre de Grace, Maryland
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33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Loved this place. Wish we could have spent more time here. Several different ecological niches meet here so the animal and plant species are varied. The geology of the area provides spectacular rock formations and features. Hiking among them is like hiking through a maze with rocks balanced precariously on end or lying on each other at ridiculous angles. We... More 

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