Chiricahua National Monument, Willcox
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Chiricahua National Monument is located in Willcox. To visit Chiricahua National Monument on your holiday in Willcox, and find out what else Willcox has to offer, use our Willcox vacation route planner.
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Made just a quick visit, with plans to come another time. Friendly guide at the visitor center. There are interesting rock formations here and there. A good place to walk if you like to explore the hi... read more »
The museum at the monument is small but interesting. The Bonita Canyon Campground is nicely designed and is available both by reservation and on a "walk-up" basis. Check for drinking water availabilit... read more »
The scenery is beautiful. Several hiking trails available. The drive to Massai Point is wonderful. Very helpful staff.
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.
I used to live in Willcox and made trips up to "the cherries" pretty often. There are a lot of good hiking spots, BBQ areas, and wildlife out there. Its a great place to go play in the snow or just get out and enjoy nature. We've seen everything from packs of turkeys to mexican immigrants, seriously. Its a bit of a drive to get to but definitely worth every minute of the trip. Havent been up there in a while but am looking forward to going back soon!
A lesser known park that still has a lot to see. The scenic drive was good, but hiking around the weird rock towers was even better. We essentially had the whole area to ourselves. It's refreshing to get away from crowed parks. I liked the named rock formations like Punch and Judy and The Duck, because they actually looked like their names. If you're in the area and got some time, check this one out.
JD SixGun Weims
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.
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