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Chiricahua National Monument

Willcox, AZ
520-824-3560
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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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Layton, utah
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

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
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

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
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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
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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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26 attraction reviews
86 helpful votes 86 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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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

We recently spent a half day in Chiricahua NM and combined with visiting a Willcox winery (Zarpara), which made for a nice day trip from our base in Tucson. The park is out of the way but the drive is scenic high desert country and worth it if you like to get away from the crowds. We were traveling during... More

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GRAND RAPIDS
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

I, too, had never heard of this area until a friend suggested since I was going to Tucson. Stop at visitor center to get info then drive slowly to top. So many unbelievable views of crazy rock formations. Great hiking. You won't want to leave. Saw a spectacular storm rolling in from the top of the eight mile drive. Nothing... More

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

We did the heart of rocks loop..it was awesome!!!! It's about 7 miles round trip. The rock formations are mesmerizing! They go on for miles. You can also drive through the monument for those looking for a more relaxing visit.

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Clemson, South Carolina
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

I had not ever heard of this National Monument until we visited Tuscon. We decided to combine a visit to Chiricahua National Monument with a visit to Tombstone. We arrived to the monument very early to start our hiking. Lots of unusual rock formations and snow at the higher elevations. Visitor center is small but more than adequate. We only... More

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Wallingford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Prior to my hiking trip to the southwest, I had never even heard of Chiricahua National Monument. During my research, I came across a mention of the park and decided to check it out and I am glad that I did. I hiked an 8.3 mile loop that included the following trails: Echo Canyon, Upper Rhyolite, Sarah Deming, Heart of... More

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