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Chiricahua National Monument

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Address: Willcox, AZ
Phone Number: 520-824-3560
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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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Breath Taking!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 22, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Think Bryce Canyon without the pastels , but with more geological formations than you can imagine. the beaten path. Crowds not present. Many opportunities to experience nature directly. If this sounds like you, go for it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

We drove here from Tucson in about 2 hours. A volunteer staffer recommended that we hike from Echo Canyon Parking to Heart of the Rocks Loop. She said it would take 6 hours, but we did it in 4. The first 1.5 hours is rather boring but then you are immersed among the rock formations and you forget about the... More 

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Centennial, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

The rock formations are impossible to describe. The visitors center is great. Listen carefully and you might hear the ghost of Cochise speaking to you.

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

This is not for the meager or weak hearted. It can be done by anyone who is a somewhat regular hiker. It is a trail, no crazy parts to it. However it is pretty much a steady to good incline for the entire way up. But entirely worth it, Once you get to the top the mix of rock formations... More 

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Tavistock, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

We are so glad we took time out to visit here. Once you reach the Visitor Centre, it's about another four-mile drive up to the top where the view out over the rocks is totally awesome. One of the top highlghts of our ten-day Arizona road trip.

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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Go here! Great hiking that is both awe inspiring and easy to do. It quite unexpectedly blew our socks off. We camped at the park campground with friends and had a blast. DID not see any bears or snakes but encountered really outstanding camp hosts and had a really relaxing time. Visitor center is friendly. Drive from Willcox takes maybe... More 

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Silver City, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

I recently visited the Monument and want to thank one of the Park Rangers Suzanne, for letting me borrow her SD card for my camera. I was able to take some beautiful pix of the astonishingly shaped pillars of rock and breathtaking views from the Masai Lookout, Echo Canyon, and Sugarloaf Trail areas. I can't wait to go back and... More 

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Las Cruces, New Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

We did not know what to expect as we entered this National Monument. We had reserved a camp spot to be with friends for four days and hoped that we would have a good time. Well, the facilities and surroundings certainly exceeded our best thoughts. We saw gorgeous scenery, from Alpine Mountains to volcanic landscapes. The many folks who were... More 

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