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Chiricahua National Monument

Address: Willcox, AZ
Phone Number: 520-824-3560
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Ranked #1 of 14 Attractions in Willcox
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Monuments/ Statues, Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Nature & Parks, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Driving, Viewing wildlife
Owner description: The unusual rock formations at this popular hiking site were caused by a massive volcanic eruption...
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Type: Monuments/ Statues, Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Nature & Parks, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Driving, Viewing wildlife
Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
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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Garland, Texas
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45 reviews 45 reviews
27 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

The vertical columns, formed from the erosion of welded tuff (of volcanic origin), are an amazing sight, and well worth the two-hour drive from the SE edge of Tucson. At the end of the park road, a very short walk around Massai Point may be enough for families with young children to see the formations, but for the more active... More 

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Nampa, Idaho
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16 reviews 16 reviews
15 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

This is about an hours drive from Willcox. Many interesting views, all kinds of hiking available, and the Mexican Jays may well make up a welcoming committee for you. I visited in January, so the temps were decent, even cold in the early morning. Bring layers and plenty of water. Realize, too, this can be over 6000 feet above sea... More 

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Yuma, Arizona
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Was worth the drive into 'Nowhere Land' entering the canyon. Make your first stop at the Visitor Center where you can obtain the necessary map(s) for driving into/up the monument drive or trails. It was cold (45-50F) and windy for outdoor trekking for me but able to do short hikes such as the exhibit building at the top and a... More 

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Englewood, Colorado
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Referred to as Land of the Standing up Rocks. This area was established in1924 to protect the pinnacles. In 1934 the Civilian Conservation Corps took on the jobs of improving the road and constructing the trails plus many of the structures. Several different trails to walk from short to all-day hikes winding through the formations. There is a scenic 8... More 

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Winchester, Virginia
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58 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

We spent a day at this national monument. The rock formations are amazing. Hiking trails are fantastic--just beautiful trails with awe inspiring scenery. Primitive restrooms are available at each parking area. There is no entrance fee--FREE attraction--with rangers, visitors center, gift shop. There are daily tours of the Faraway Ranch, which is a must see. Drive to the visitor's center... More 

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Mysore, India
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79 reviews 79 reviews
48 attraction reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Have visited Grand canyon and Sedona? Well, Chiricahua offers a totally different experience. From Willcox, it is a long drive through the barren, desolate area; absolutely no service, no help, not a soul in sight. The road is unbelievably straight. The visitor centre is worth visiting. There are some exhibits; you get the trail maps; very helpful suggestions and information... More 

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Carlsbad, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

We liked the friendliness of the ranger at the monument and all the information posted in the visitor center, as well as in an enclosed small building at the top of the pass. The rock formations were other-worldly in places and in others just ordinarily spectacular. We appreciated the historical notes regarding the family that settled nearby and found the... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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19 reviews 19 reviews
17 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

If you happened to be driving along I-10 between Tucson and El Paso and would like to stretch your legs and get the blood pumping a bit then Chiricahua is a great destination for you. This monument has numerous hiking trails for you to choose from, from an easy less-than-an-hour type to backcountry ones. The one I highly recommend is... More 

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San Francisco, California
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37 reviews 37 reviews
5 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

I had never heard of this place, but went hiking there with a group at Christmas. I'd say it's more impressive than Bryce Canyon. Incredible rock formations and vistas. It's quite a drive to get here and there are no services of any note in the vicinity, so plan accordingly.

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Formby, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
7 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Nothing like this in Europe that I know of. Stunning landscape and great for photography. Watch out for snakes though!

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