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Chiricahua National Monument, Willcox

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Chiricahua National Monument is a unit of the National Park System located in the Chiricahua Mountains of southeastern Arizona. The monument was established on April 18, 1924, to protect its extensive hoodoos and balancing rocks. The Faraway Ranch, which was owned at one time by Swedish immigrants Neil and Emma Erickson, is also preserved within the monument.
Just over 85% of the monument is protected as the Chiricahua National Monument Wilderness.
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  • Started hiking here during COVID, but when we finally got to check out the Visitor's Center, we were impressed. Rangers very helpful and informative. Great campground nearby (Bonita Canyon); tightly.....  more
    Started hiking here during COVID, but when we finally got to check out the Visitor's Center, we were impressed. Rangers very helpful and informative. Great campground nearby (Bonita Canyon); tightly.....  more »
  • the views from top!! 3 parking lots on top. nice drive up to top about 6 miles. traveler center also nice. I wish my legs would allow be to hike more. allow 3-4 hours if hiking, otherwise about... 
    the views from top!! 3 parking lots on top. nice drive up to top about 6 miles. traveler center also nice. I wish my legs would allow be to hike more. allow 3-4 hours if hiking, otherwise about...  more »
  • This is truly a hidden gem! I've driven right by this place in the past without knowing about its existence. The drive out here from Willcox is very pretty. We came out on a June morning and when we.....  more
    This is truly a hidden gem! I've driven right by this place in the past without knowing about its existence. The drive out here from Willcox is very pretty. We came out on a June morning and when we.....  more »
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  • The Drive Up Was Beautiful. It Was Fascinating To See All The Rock Formations (so many questions?). The Road Is Paved And We Got Higher Up In Elevation There Were Guard Rails. There Was A Lot Of Parking Spots Available And The View Was Breathtaking. Also About Midway Up Is The Visitor's Station And We Popped In To Get Our National Park Passport (faux) Stamped. The Staff Was Friendly And Helpful
  • It's our first time here. Visitor center is just amazing. We really enjoyed our trail so much. Sadly that the campsite was full but that's ok. Highly recommend to come around Feb. I see some snow and cool breeze. Toilet is clean and well maintain . Plenty of parking space.
  • First time here. Stunning views. The hikes were great. Did not do them all but the 2 we did were worth it. Camped at the bonita campground. Well kept campground and very shady. The faraway ranch was a neat blast from the past. The museum was not open but could walk the ranch grounds. The visitor center had a nice shop and a small museum of the area. Also went to fort Bowie about 20 miles north. Also super cool.
  • We have been camping in the Bonita camp grounds since1985 and have returned just about every year. All trails and scenery is just unbelievable. Check at the Ranger station about hiking trailer( time distance ect.) Trails are good but good hiking boots or shoes are needed. I prefer to take a walking stick lot steps and loose rock. WATER! Make you have it. Arizona can very unforgiving! A place you will be talking about for many years
  • Five stars doesn't cover the awesome factor of this six star park! The geology is gorgeous and as interesting as anything you'd find in a more famous Utah park. The campground is clean, quiet, and easily accessible. The trails are mostly interconnected and guide you through some of the most beautiful terrain in the country. Although out of the way, Chiricahua should be a required detour for everyone on I-10

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