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“Texas Canyon: No History Here, Just Rocks”
Review of Texas Canyon

Texas Canyon
Ranked #1 of 5 things to do in Cochise
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Reviewed September 17, 2015

I tell my friend in Austria, “There’s no history here in Arizona, just rocks.” Texas Canyon, just east of Tucson on I-10, right after the Thing and before you get to Willcox, may not be the Grand Canyon but it does present quite a display of huge, well-shaped boulders that tempt you to stop at the rest area and take numerous photos. You even ignore the sign that warns you about poisonous snakes and other assorted nasties as you trip along with your camera snapping shots of the biggest rock display on I-10 until it ends just past Van Horn, Texas. It’s even a good place to walk your dog. But I’ve often wondered what if one of those boulders high up on the hill comes crashing down on you? Oops! I suppose that’s more the material for a murder mystery than a review of Texas Canyon.

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Reviewed August 30, 2015

This rest area was very interesting with many boulders and an eroding hillside of rock. The formation was fascinating on both sides of the freeway. Some boulders were within the rest stop as well. With views to the west and south the opportunity to see this area was worth the stop. Drivers can access Texas Canyon from either direction on I-10.

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Reviewed April 24, 2015

If you don't have time for Chiricahua National Monument (southeast of here, near the border with New Mexico), or even for the Amerind Foundation (very near here, a great museum with a picnic area full of boulders that you can get much closer to), stop at this freeway rest area to look at the hillsides covered with giant boulders.

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