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Chiricahua National Monument

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Chiricahua National Monument

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Mcbutter wrote a review Oct 15
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Beautiful campground bounding with wild life! Well maintained loop and trails for exploring. Camp host did an excellent job!
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Date of experience: October 2020
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KJRMom wrote a review Oct 4
Phoenix, Arizona18 contributions11 helpful votes
This is such an amazing park. We are NP Geeks/oficianados and have been to most of the "big ones". This little monument is so gorgeous, I can't believe it doesn't get more press. We stayed in Willcox, AZ for the weekend and made a day trip of this NM. There is a lovely campground, but has a max of 29 ft for RV's and only a few of those spots. Mostly tents and pop-ups. We saw several deer in the campground when we drove through it. Very nice spot. It is about a 45 min drive from Willcox to the NM. A very desolate drive that you second guess your decision until you cross the park gates. The scenery is amazing. You go from pine trees to stark mountainside and rock formations in about 4 miles. There are several picnic spots at the very beginning and at each "stop" along the main route. We saw so many deer that we stopped counting. We were traveling with a 12 and 9 year old. We did the Massai nature walk which is super easy. It also has amazing views for those that don't want to hike far. Please understand that AZ is HOT, even at 6500ft and even in Oct. It was 94 today and there is not much shade in the rock formation areas. Take LOTS of water. One downside, is that it's not very handicap friendly or toddler friendly. The Massai loop is the only hike under 2 miles. The Massai loop involves several rock steps, so it doesn't feel very edery friendly either. I almost want to keep this place a secret because there were no crowds, no noise, no cars, but it's so amazing, I hope the rest of the country gets to see it. I would suggest staying in Willcox and doing apple picking in the afternoon and then getting up the next day and doing Chirucaua NM the next.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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LindaB11 wrote a review Sep 2020
Scottsdale, Arizona17 contributions9 helpful votes
This place is way out in the middle of nowhere -- at least 30-45 minutes from Willcox, which is not a nice place to hang out -- but it's so worth the drive! The rock formations are truly amazing, and you don't even have to do any hiking to get to them -- the views from the scenic drive are just phenomenal. Due to COVID, the visitors center was closed when Hubs and I visited, but restrooms were open and clean. Though it was a 2-2.5 hour drive from our hotel in Dove Mountain, it was the highlight of our southern Arizona visit. Highly recommend!
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Lyn H wrote a review Sep 2020
Phoenix, AZ69 contributions36 helpful votes
Pictures don't do this place justice. Unfortunately the visitor center & campgrounds are closed due to covid-19 but the roads are open all the way to the top of the mountain. Worth the time to visit, will return again to explore the early settlers farm house and see the visitor center.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Doug G wrote a review Sep 2020
Phoenix, Arizona46 contributions27 helpful votes
Good hiking, incredible views. Fun 8 mile drive to the peak. Restrooms are open. We made this part of a day where we also visited Bisbee and Tombstone, but only because we've been those other places several times.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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