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Chiricahua National Monument

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Address: Willcox, AZ
Phone Number: 520-824-3560
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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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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
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San Diego, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 407 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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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Aalst, Belgium
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Surely worth the visit. Very nice for hikes what we will do next time. Very nice rock formations and very nice views.

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Louisville, Kentucky
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The trip up the mountain is twisty and curvy (please drive carefully!) but well worth it when you reach the lookout, a mere 7,000+ feet up! The view is breathtaking! Looking out over the meadow and on to the mountains gives a unique birds eye view of the beauty of juxtaposition of the desert! There are also hiking trails at... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Amazing views and very helpful folks in the visitors center. The drive to the top of the park well worth it. Would like to return in cooler weather to do some hiking.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The unique rock formations, the scenic trails, and the majestic viewpoints make this worth a special journey. Don't miss it!!!

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Phoenix, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We did the driving circle trail having lunch at one of the vistas. The views were breath taking, the roads were improved pavement making driving easy. We took a short walk to an overlook and were blowen away with the beauty. I would recommend that you make sure to carry plenty of water especially if walking during the summer months.... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our tour was done by Suzanne and Patrick. The tour was very educational. There was so much history and fun facts that we learned during our tour. The guides were very knowledgeable and it was evident that they enjoyed their jobs. A very pleasant way to spend our Sunday morning.

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Long Beach, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful! Amazing views. Didn't have time to hike the trails, but the drive and views were great. Saw a family of deer and pair of wild turkeys. Wish I had more time to spend.

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Cashmere, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed at the Bonita Creek Campground for four days, and hiked every trail we could. The shuttle from the visitor center took us up to the top of the chiricahuas and we hiked back down, and really enjoyed it. The Heart of the Loop was especially worth the hike....don't want to ruin the surprise, just put it on your... More 

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