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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...

The unusual rock formations at this popular hiking site were caused by a massive volcanic eruption 27 million years ago.

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This is the Land of Standing Rocks.

Entering the Chiricahua National Monument does not prepare you for its beauty. This area is a "sky island," an isolated mountain range rising above the surrounding grassland... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Greensboro, North Carolina, United States
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Greensboro, North Carolina, United States
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77 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Entering the Chiricahua National Monument does not prepare you for its beauty. This area is a "sky island," an isolated mountain range rising above the surrounding grassland sea. This national monument, established in 1924, preserves and protects the pinnacles of standing rocks. As with many of our national parks and monuments, a visitor quickly sees the results of the CCC... More 

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Alamosa, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The scenery at Chiricahua Nat'l Monument is so stunning that it really should be a Nat'l Park! Very much worth the trip off the interstate (only about 45-minutes each way off I-10 at Willcox). Even if you are unable to hike at all it is well worth the trip just to do a drive-thru. The short hike from the parking... More 

1 Thank Teresa G
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Wow, I've seen a ton of national parks and monuments and this geology stands out. Basically it resembles a different colored Bryce Canyon in remote southern Arizona. This place wasn't even on my radar but it's fantastic. There are some great trails that take you across beautiful scenery relatively easily. Even just making the drive takes you by quite a... More 

2 Thank Jesse C
Watsonville, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The drive from Ft. Wilcox RV Park to the Chiricahua is scenic, passing through the ghost town of Dos Cabesas (named for the rock formation on the mountain to the east), grasslands and then you see the hoodoos. Our first trip, we hiked among the rock formations on Echo Trail. When you look out at the 1,000's of hoodoos, you... More 

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Ellensburg, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

November 14, 2015 We were staying in Wilcox, AZ at the Ft Wilcox RV Park. The visitor information listed Chiricahua National Monument. The 37 mile drive to the Monument was scenic on a good 2 lane highway. National Park employees at the Visitor Center were most helpful in suggestions for our morning. We walked the .5 mile Messai Nature Trail... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went here on my travels to hit all the National Parks/Monuments in Arizona. I was presently surprised. The road in the park is good. There are places to pull off to the side and see some of he many rock formations. Once you get past the Organ Pipe Columns keep going up the hill to see more rock formations and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While traveling through Arizona, Chiricahua National Monument was on our list of things to do. We were not disappointed. We entered the monument site at around 3:00 p.m., with plenty of light to see the rock formations and with enough time to travel the scenic road that winds you through the monument's land. Be aware, however, that even though this... More 

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Woking, England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Visitor Center is small but I got good advice about hiking trails. They do run a hiker shuttle which I would use another time as it would give a greater choice of routes (the details are on the nps site under directions and transportation. The scenery is stunning. Even I got there in about 50 mins from Willcox, AZ.... More 

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Le Moule, Guadeloupe
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I did the Echo canyon loop trail and grottoes just after sunrise. The rock formations are really cool. From the parking, the whole trail goes by canyon panoramas, trail inside the canyon, going through grottoes, trail outside the canyon, trail following a river and going back to parking to a pine forest. It's a good way to discover this park.... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Chiricahua was the absolute star of our stay in South East Arizona, along with Saguaro, and throw in Bisbeee and you have a pretty perfect three day stay with great scenery and variety. The park itself may be relatively small but it is truly stunning and for us rates up there with the very best in its own way. Some... More 

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