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Chiricahua National Monument

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Address: Willcox, AZ
Phone Number: 520-824-3560
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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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Beware 'The Big Loop'

"Let's go hiking," I said. "It'll be fun," I said. And so off we went for a weekend of camping and hiking around the park - and we were going to hike 'The Big Loop'. We're in... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
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Phoenix, Arizona
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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

"Let's go hiking," I said. "It'll be fun," I said. And so off we went for a weekend of camping and hiking around the park - and we were going to hike 'The Big Loop'. We're in pretty good shape, (hit the gym at least 3x per week and I actually instruct two of the classes there), so we brought... More 

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Lordsburg, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

I live a few hours from this place, and it still amazes me every visit. Incredible rock formations that cannot be described or fully appreciated through photos. Doing the whole tenish mile trail at the top is worth the time to hikers. If you have less time or ability check out echo canyon. Even if you only hike a half... More 

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Yorba Linda
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

We hiked the Echo Canyon Loop Trail and a little past Mushroom Rock! Saw very few people on the trail! So quiet and peaceful!!!!! The formations are fascinating!!! Next time we will do City of Rocks and Inspiration Point trails!!!!! LOVE LOVE this park!!!!

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So. AZ
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55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Day we visited, it was so windy that it was grey and there were no long distance views. From past visits, we know there is great scenery and history. We were surprised how many people there were in the middle of the week, and late enough in the season that most snow birds have left.

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Black Hawk
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

We came in the back way from Portal, AZ on a narrow winding gravel road. (I'm glad we didn't try to pull the trailer.) It is pretty with hoodoos everywhere that aren't as colorful as those at Bryce. There are hiking trails for everyone with various degrees of difficulty.

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Saint Augustine, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Met a couple in Bisbee that suggested that I stop by on my way back to Tucson. It was not on the direct route but I am so glad that I took the time. This place is incredible and packed with history too. If you are limited on time I would suggest the walking the Echo trail down at least... More 

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Chandler, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

Great views throughout. Echo Canyon has the narrows which are spectacular. Seems like the hikes should be longer as its over too quick. The trails are a little bit rocky and you must watch your step in places. Not too steep but a good workout.

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Tucson, Arizona, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

This vast monument has a historic ranch to visit, high mountains with well marked paths of various lengths to hike, a handicapped trail along the top of the mountain, and, best of all, the Wonderland of Rocks, a huge area of hoodoos! I read there are free hot springs somewhere there to soak in, but i wasn't there long enough... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Absolutely breathtaking views! A MUST hike. Echo trail was ahh-mazing. It's a moderate trail but well worth it. For seniors or those who prefer milder hikes... even if you go just a little into the trail and turn around its well worth the views. Trails are well marked. The Civilian Conservation Corps did an amazing job The back end of... More 

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Ellicott City, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

We were really surprised at how similar the geology of Chiricahua NM was to Bryce Canyon NP. Chiricahua has stones that are very similar to the hoodoos of Bryce (not the same red stone). It was amazing and beautiful at the same time. We hiked the Echo Canyon Loop trail which is about 3+ miles round trip (medium strenuous). Make... More 

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