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Chiricahua National Monument
Ranked #1 of 24 things to do in Willcox
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Owner description: The unusual rock formations at this popular hiking site were caused by a massive volcanic eruption 27 million years ago.
Reviewed May 17, 2013

I just recently discovered Tripadvisor so I am writing all these reviews from memory.

I went to the Chiricahua national monument with my colleagues for a research retreat at the Southwest Research Station in 2009.This place is an inactive volcanic range in an expansive dessert region in AZ.

There are several trails for day-hiking and most of them give you a beautiful view of the scenery. The surroundings are beautiful and you will come across birds and white tailed deer throughout your trip. The Chiricahua Mountains are an ecological junction for plants and animals from four ecosystems; the Rocky Mountains, Mexico’s Sierra Madre , the Sonoran and Chihuahuan Deserts (I found this to be cool)

The national monument is well maintained and the staff there is very friendly.

If you are anywhere nearby, do visit this place.

Thank Swaps101
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Reviewed May 16, 2013

This place is beyond beauty with rocks stacked like sentinels. Take a picnic lunch and enjoy an easy hike. Park rangers were very helpful with suggestions.

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Reviewed May 5, 2013

It was fulfilling to walk where the Apaches, Cochise, and Geronimo and others walked....to imagine their life and plight there. Good hiking, nice visitor center with informative movie, modern and clean restrooms, Nice turn-outs on the road to view the breathtaking scenery; you can see for many miles.

1  Thank cactusflower68
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Reviewed May 4, 2013

We were looking for a park that we hadn't visited yet in the Southwest, and Chiricahua was what we found. What hidden treasure! Definitely worth a visit, and lots of wonderful hiking trails through a surreal landscape.

1  Thank Alexy
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Reviewed April 29, 2013

Third visit to this slightly out of the way park. Whatever your ability to do a bit of walking you will be able to see some fantastic rock formations and great long distance views. It is only half an hour from the interstate and really worth seeing.

1  Thank Tim L
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