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.Plan to see Chiricahua National Monument and other attractions that appeal to you using our Willcox day trip website.
85% of the monument is protected as the Chiricahua National Monument Wilderness.
Chiricahua National Monument reviews
Chiricahua NM is a long way from anywhere but that just means you may have trails all to yourself. The Park was isolated enough that we did not encounter too many other visitors on our trip in... more »
A long drive to get here, even from Wilcox, but we really enjoyed the rock formations and excellent views from the top. Also the 8 mile driving loop was very interesting with many balancing rock... more »
Absolutely beautiful! The wildlife, the rock formations, the cool temperatures, and the incredible drive are not to be missed! We left El Paso at 104 degrees and arrived three hours later to 75 degrees and everything fresh and green after a rain. Hiking is highly recommended here but just the drive up to the lookouts is worth the trip!
This place is amazing! Hidden gem of the national Park system. Lots to see and magnificent trails all over the park. Visitor center is very helpful in giving information to make a wise decision of what you can do. We did the echo canyon loop trail. It's just under four miles long. Be careful during summer months. We left the trailhead it was sunny and clear. When we got down to echo Park thunderstorms had moved in.
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