We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Chiricahua National Monument

Address: Willcox, AZ
Phone Number: 520-824-3560
Website
Improve this listing
99%
Ranked #1 of 22 things to do in Willcox
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Monuments & statues, Nature & wildlife areas, Nature & Parks, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Driving, Viewing wildlife
Owner description: The unusual rock formations at this popular hiking site were caused by a massive volcanic eruption...
More attraction details
Attraction details
Type: Monuments & statues, Nature & wildlife areas, Nature & Parks, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Driving, Viewing wildlife
Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Owner description: The unusual rock formations at this popular hiking site were caused by a massive volcanic eruption 27 million years ago.
Write a Review

218 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    179
    37
    1
    0
    1
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Osage Beach, United States
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
23 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

Do not miss this National Monument. The rock formations are fantastic. Located about 40 miles South of Wilcox on I-10. No charge. We are not hikers, but if you are into hiking, go for it. Saw some beautiful birds at the summit and three mule deer on our way out.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Dubuque, Iowa
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
44 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

National monuments have proven to be amazingly interesting--without exception... and yet this ranks even higher. Try to explain how these huge rocks exist as if stacked upon each other by a giant! How could these rocks balance like this? Gaze at the columns of rock and try not to compare them to the terra cotta army uncovered in China. Be... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Weyerhaeuser, Wisconsin
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
10 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

I can't believe that this park is not better known. It is such a special place to visit - other worldly. The trails are a tribute to the CCC during the 30s. The drive through the park is awesome but walking among the "standing up rocks" definitely is a sacred experience. This is a place that calls us to come... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Bonita
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Beautiful scenery. Perfect day trip from Tucson and points east. Not recommended during summer months - too hot!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Janesville, Wisconsin
Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
14 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

This is a MUST SEE if in the area of SE Arizona. There is a beautiful canyon drive with pullouts to observe the scenery. The upper portion of the drive above the canyon takes you on a twisting mountain side road to the top of the ridge. At the top you will observe spectacular vertical rock pillars of various sizes... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Patricia, Canada
Contributor
19 reviews 19 reviews
15 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Neat 'park'. Lots of trails through the big rock canyons. Bathrooms at trailheads. Take water and pay attention to trail markers. Neat rocks ! Small giftshop at entrance/visitor centre.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Amissville, United States
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

This off the radar park has amazing rock formations. We visited briefly a couple of weeks ago and decided we had to go back. We arrived early enough today to take the 9 AM hikers' shuttle from the visitors' center to the end of the road (and the high point of the park. We then hiked various trails back down... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Las Vegas, Nevada
Top Contributor
109 reviews 109 reviews
42 attraction reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

I read about this place in a book and researched it online. Just from what I saw online made me want to go. The geology of the rocks and geography of the region are what sculpt these magnificent formations. My wife and I hiked the Big Loop which is actually 9 trails done as one big loop. The trails go... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
st. louis, United States
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
12 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

I am not much of a hiker, but my husband is. But to my surprise, even though i am not much of one, I could do some of the hikes or rather walks. They paths are very well done, most are smaller steps, not much of an incline and able to complete it with not much effort. This is my... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Scottsdale, Arizona
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

The Chiricahua National Monument is incredible. The scenery is very dramatic with phenomenal rock formations. If you are in the area, don't miss an opportunity to see this example of the beauty of Nature.

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Chiricahua National Monument also viewed

 

Been to Chiricahua National Monument? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Chiricahua National Monument staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?