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Chiricahua National Monument, Willcox

(4.8/5 based on 440+ reviews on the web)
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  • Unfortunately the day we were there, it had snowed the night before and some fallen trees had closed the road. We were able to park and trek up a hillside to get some good views of the mountains - hoo...  more »
  • A beautiful day drive from Benson, AZ or Tucson. Chiricahua mountains are spectacular and the National Monument is full of all kinds of surprises.  more »
  • This spectacular place was formed from volcanic rock. The lava flowed over the landscape and cooled, creating beautiful tall pinnacles of rocks. While one must hike in or up to many of the balancing r...  more »
  • An incredible hidden gem in the southeast of Arizona. They've recently made the park fee-free yet it is still well maintained and has a visitor's center, campground, and multiple amazing hiking trails of varying difficulty. Recently took the Echo Canyon Trail that loops through the rocks, canyons, and trees of the Monument before circling back to the parking lot. Worth the trip to see and is currently being advocated for National Park status!
  • Well deserved great reviews on Google 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, stunning views at pull-outs and designed parking lots. Fabulous. Highly recommended.
  • The rock formations here are quite unique and amazing. Summer gets hot, but the elevation of the park does help a bit. Still, avoiding the hottest parts of summer is recommended! This is also great because it gets far fewer visitors than many other national parks and monuments, so you can pretty easily avoid the crowds. The free guided tour of Faraway Ranch provides a lot of great history of the area.
  • So beautiful! Took the Snowbluff hike with three friends and we had a great time, beautiful all around, crisp air, loved every minute. Was a little creeped out to use the restroom right before the hike as it looks like a regular restroom but is really just a hole in the ground, but otherwise great!
  • This park is so diverse, you can find something that interests every member of the family. Hikes range from easy to difficult, and wildlife, geology and archaeology abound. Be sure to stop in at the Visitor Center. The Rangers there are full of knowledge and recommendations.