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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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Vail, Arizona
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

We took a ride out from Tucson to see the scenery and decided on this location. Once you leave the highway, there is no traffic whatsoever. We stopped at the visitors center to determine our best way to see the park. Most of it is visible form vehicles, but there are hiking trails for every skill level of hiker if... More

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Zebulon, North Carolina
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103 reviews 103 reviews
35 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

We spent a half day here and thoroughly enjoyed our visit. The effects of erosion have often fascinated us, and this national monument came through in a spectacular way. Finding a number of wildflowers in bloom was a special bonus. Be sure to take the paved scenic drive for maximum enjoyment of this national treasure.

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66 reviews 66 reviews
39 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

I found this park on Tripadvisor and decided to check it out. What a great surprise! Once getting off I-10 exit 336, there is a 30+ mile quiet state hwy drive through grasslands. We hardly saw any cars and really enjoyed the drive. The rock formations are fantastic. Since this was our first time visiting, so we chose the short... More

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Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States
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36 reviews 36 reviews
5 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
12 helpful votes 12 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
92 helpful votes 92 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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