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  • Visitor Center Summer Hours in Effect Beginning May 1, 2014

    Summer hours are in effect for the visitor center from May 1 - October 12, 2014 from 8:30 am - 4:30 pm. The hikers' shuttle will leave the visitor center at 9 am. For more information call 520-824-3560 0. More »

  • Entrance and Camping Fees Waived this Summer

    From June 1 through September 30, all entrance fees will be waived and federal lands passes will not be available for purchase at the park. More »

  • Mushroom Rock Trail Closed to Horses, Hikers Use Caution

    Mushroom Rock Trail is closed to horses due to hazardous conditions caused by recent flooding. Hikers use caution. Trail is washed out in place and may be difficult to follow.

Be A Junior Ranger

Chiricahua Junior Ranger


Here at Chiricahua National Monument we feel the future stewardship of our park is of the utmost importance. A Junior Ranger is an explorer. A Junior Ranger is a learner, and this type of learning is informal and fun. A Junior Ranger is a protector of the national parks. Junior Rangers discover things they can do to help make sure there are always parks to visit in the future. They learn things they can do in the parks, and things they can do when they return home. When they have completed their activity booklets, children are sworn in as a Junior Ranger and receive a badge, patch, and certificate. Each year 450,000 children become Junior Rangers.

Would you like to learn more about the geology, animals, plants, history, and people at the monument? Stop at the visitor center and pick up a free copy of the park's Junior Ranger Activity Booklet.

Return to the visitor center and share your discoveries with a staff person to receive your badge!

Are you unable to travel to the park but still want to be a Junior Ranger? Visit the Webranger page to learn how to become a Junior Ranger from home!
Discovery Daypack

Discovery Daypack

To assist you in your Junior Ranger adventures, check out a FREE Discovery Daypack at the visitor center. Field guides, binoculars, and a magnifying glass are some of the items inside the pack for you to use during your visit to the park.

Did You Know?


Chiricahua National Monument is home to many coati-mundi. Because the Chiricahua mountain range is situated at a biological cross-roads, species from Mexico's Sierra Madres make their way north. They are trapped here in our ‘sky-islands,’ though, by ‘seas’ of desert which they cannot cross.