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We drove all the way out, nothing on their website to indicate it was closed.....blocked at the gate...not sure If it was ooen 6 days ago from a previous reviewer....it is a ways to go so i wouldnt unless you know
Great hidden gem of a National Monument. As many have noted, the park is located pretty far away from most civilization. Top off your gas, food, and drinks in Willcox before you head out because there isn't anywhere really to replenish in the park itself...More
We drove 2 hrs from Tucson to visit this park, very disappointing, the park had no service due to weather. It was snowing a bit. The road was closed in the park. Would appreciate if there is sign on highway 10 to save driving on...More
This was a nice find. We were ahead of schedule on our travels and thought we would take time and visit this wonderful National Monument. It is a beautiful mountain terrain that hosts pines and hardwoods with a rich geological history and an interesting cultural...More
Chiricahua National Monument is one of the older properties in the national park system. Located in the Chiricahua Mountains of southeast Arizona, it was home to the Chiricahua Apaches. Later, it was one of the success stories for the Civilian Conservation Corps efforts to protect...More
Date of experience: November 2018
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On the early morning drive in from Willcox we saw a herd of Arizona white tailed deer running along the side of the road. Loved the street art at the entrance to a farm nearby. The drive in is ok and we checked in at...More
After seeing a photo of this unique place, I needed to research where to find such fascinating land-forms. Just driving through the park, we saw much. There were many options for hiking. We chose to do a 3 mile hike through some very alien looking...More
Took the back road from Ft Bowie, good road.. nice visitor center, very helpful.
We did not have time to hike but drove to the vista. Amazing colors in the trees, rock formations are unique. No crowds.
I took the 1/2 mile nature walk and...More
Response from Sarracenia | Reviewed this property |
First you may want to double check before heading there to make sure they are open and all is back to normal. The balanced rocks are really best viewed from the trail. That said you can still have some nice views of the... More
First you may want to double check before heading there to make sure they are open and all is back to normal. The balanced rocks are really best viewed from the trail. That said you can still have some nice views of the landscape from the parking lot.
Response from 935nickb935 | Reviewed this property |
From memory they have gates to the park so would guess it will be closed, we visited the USA in 2013 during that closedown and could not get into national parks, luckily this year we visited many on our 3 month trip to USA... More
From memory they have gates to the park so would guess it will be closed, we visited the USA in 2013 during that closedown and could not get into national parks, luckily this year we visited many on our 3 month trip to USA and Canada
Hiking in Chiricahua National Monument (1 Replies)
In Tucson on business in early May, but heading down early to do some playing. Chiricahua Natl Monument looks particularly intriguing and it sounds like it may be high enough not to be too hot at that time. Questions: 1) What do those of you have done them recommend? Take the hiker shuttle out and walk 7.3 miles back to the visitor center from Echo Canyon, or do the 9.5 mile Big Loop? 2) If I want to catch the hiker shuttle at 8:30 AM, what time do I realistically have to leave Tucson...More
March 23, 2010|
The Chiricahuas are nice, but I don't know that you need to go all the way down there for a single day to hike in May. There are some great trails on Mount Lemmon that will be nice that time of year, and it's less than half the drive time. Madera Canyon is also nice, and that's roughly 30 minutes from the airport area. I prefer hiking in the forests anyway just because it's easier to get away from people and enjoy the outdoors. Chiricahua NM doesn't have particularly long trails, so it's very...More
Burke, Virginia, USA
Is the Chiricahua National Monument still closed? (5 Replies)
Is the CNM or its scenic drive still closed?
October 12, 2011|
LovesNoodles, thank you for planning to visit one of our states most beautiful, yet unknown places. It's absolutely beautiful!
Around Tucson (5 Replies)
We would like to visit Kartchner Caverns, Tombstone, Bisbee and Chiricahua National Monument in December. Can we do it in two days, stay in Bisbee overnight? If yes, in which order? Do we drive from Tucson straight to Chiricahua National Monument or should we stop at Kartchner Caverns first? How's the drive in the area at night time (i.e. lots of wildlife we should be aware of)? Thanks.
November 22, 2010|
No, don't try it in one day, especially in December because of the limited daylight. There's not much point in doing any of this stuff if you reach it at night. This would be possible in one, long day except for Chiricahua NM, which has one road in and out of it and, as a result, is more difficult and more out of the way to access. I would stay in Bisbee. It has more character. Willcox wouldn't be bad either. I would do Kartchner first, then Tombstone, then Bisbee, then Chiricahua the next...More