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Chiricahua National Monument

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Address: Willcox, AZ
Phone Number: 520-824-3560
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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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Chiricahua is a beautiful monument, however, the road is currently close for construction and probably will be until the end of February. Notifications are posted on the park... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Rachel J
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Willcox, Arizona
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Willcox, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Chiricahua is a beautiful monument, however, the road is currently close for construction and probably will be until the end of February. Notifications are posted on the park website, the Chiricahua National Monument Facebook page, and the information has also been covered in the local paper and the news. It is always a great idea to call the park and... More 

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Thank Rachel J
Sahuarita, Arizona
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10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My favorite trips are the once that are not planned. My husband had a Sunday off, so we decided to check out a few towns near us. Ended up in Wilcox, AZ and went for a nice walk.

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Thank IzzyGermany
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73 reviews
22 attraction reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We drove 80 miles round trip to see the site. We could drive about a quarter mile past the visitor center. It was beautiful. Unfortunately the rest was closed for road construction. It was very frustrating. You would hope the National Park Service would put some sort of notification on all the direction signs for 50 miles. I guess you... More 

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Thank Ed J
Bend, Oregon
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55 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Unfortunately the scenic drive was closed for reconstruction and the trails were snow covered. What we saw was still beautiful and breathtaking. It's worth the drive. May and October are said to be the best months to visit.

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Thank Crankydoc
Tehachapi, California
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22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

For me as a rock lover, this place was simply mind-blowing! All these awesome rock formations scattered all over the place. You don't know where to look first. We were lucky to see some animal inhabitants there. Right at the beginning of one hike, a group of Coatimundi greeted us which was pretty cool. Later we saw some deer, black... More 

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Thank Ehe20
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We hiked the trailand enjoyed the beauty of the area. It was cool and at the higher elevation we walked on ice and snow so had to be careful.The rock formations are magnification and the terrain was easy except for the icy patches. I would love to return in the spring.

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Caldwell, Idaho
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had planned to camp at Chiricahua National Monument campgrounds and then drive the loop and see the beautiful mountains and balanced rocks the next morning. The Loop Road is closed due to construction however so we could only see the campsite. Hiking is available. We were disappointed because there was no notification until we got to the park. Check... More 

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Aurora, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Quiet, serene, walking trails, Faraway Ranch (a historic homestead) that is enjoyable for all ages. You can choose to make this an all day adventure if you wish. Bring your camera! Plenty of picture taking opportunities.

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Bowling Green, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Yes, it's worth it to depart WIllcox and make the drive to Chiricahua. Even if you only take the short drive up to Massai Point. The views are superb of the unusual rock formations and mountains in the distance to the east and west. A hike to the Echo Canyon "Grotto" can be done as well at 0.8 miles RT.... More 

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Houston
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Gorgeous and picturesque in the snow. The pinnacles are easy to photograph and create an artistic "wonderland" landscape. The roads to the trail heads were well maintained and in good condition even in winter weather. Couldn't hike the snowy trails, but there were plenty of paved areas to walk. Visitor center is worth a stop- park staff is very friendly... More 

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