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Chiricahua National Monument

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Address: Willcox, AZ
Phone Number: 520-824-3560
8:00 am - 4:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

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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Dog walking in the park

The hike along Bonita Creek is dog friendly. Easy walk under the tree canopy. Enjoyed birds and deer. Wildflowers are starting to bloom in the meadow. Bring water and snacks.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The hike along Bonita Creek is dog friendly. Easy walk under the tree canopy. Enjoyed birds and deer. Wildflowers are starting to bloom in the meadow. Bring water and snacks.

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I loved the opertunity to explore my National Park in Arizona. I enjoyed learning about the Apache Tribe.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I visited in September and spent about 5 hours hiking various trails, the whole time I saw 2 other hikers and 2 employees working on one of the trails. This is a stunning park with some truly fantastic scenery. I was also really impressed with the staff here, really knowledgeable and extremely helpful - I was given a ride from... More 

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Belfair, Washington, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I were on an extended road trip when we stopped in here. Although not as spectacular as some parks with similar formations it is still a geological wonder. If you find yourself in southern AZ, take the time to take it in.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

To get here, you must really want to get here. Some 35 miles south of Willcox and seem 30 miles from the Mexican boarder, it's a hike to get here. Once here, you will find a very nice park/monument that was a gift from an earlier settler's family. Their graves/homes are still there and once inside you will understand why... More 

2 Thank dndholland62
Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Worth the visit, the weather was nice so we had lunch outside, we made an organic salad w homemade dressing.

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Manitowoc, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place was spectacular! 35 miles from Willcox, you don't see any rock formations until you get into the actual park. There is no charge to get in, stop at the visitors center and get a map. We drove to the dead end, which is Wassail Point and did the short 1 mile walking loop. It's great for views and... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We decided to visit here due to a short clip on our local PBS station. It's about a 2 hr drive from Tucson, most of it on I-10. There is no admission fee for this absolutely amazing area. You enter the park and have a short drive to the visitors center, which though not very large is full of interesting... More 

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San Diego, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016

Well deserved great reviews on TripAdvisor and excellent choice for a side trip while near Willcox. It is called a "Wonderland of Rocks", 8-mile paved scenic drive and 17-miles of day-use hiking trails, beauty, natural sounds of this 11,985 acre site. It is free, has a great visitors center, plenty of bathrooms along the route, short trails, good paved road,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016

Chiricahua is definitely worth the drive. It's seems to be a smaller National Monument relative to others that we've been to but it's still amazing to see...and smell...the air smelled great the day we were there :). Traveling with a 6 year old hampers our ability to really explore but we still managed to make it to the grottoes on... More 

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