• Natural Bridge Trail

    Chiricahua

    National Monument Arizona

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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.

Doing Business with the Park

The two main objectives of this site are information about our permit operations and to provide commercial guides with current information about the natural and cultural resources of Chiricahua National Monument administered as part of Southeast Arizona Group.
 

Commercial Use Authorizations
Commercial Use Authorizations are issued to provide commercial services to park area visitors in limited circumstances. CUAs, although used to authorize commercial services to park area visitors, are not Concession Contracts. They are intended to provide a simple means to authorize suitable commercial services to visitors in park areas in the limited circumstances in the legislation.

Special Use Permits
Special Use Permits are required for special events such as commercial photography or filming, weddings and other ceremonies, group activities with more than 30 people or 15 vehicles in the picnic area, gatherings, distribution of printed material and other public expressions of views, and other activities that are otherwise controlled or prohibited.

Research Permits
National parks make wonderful laboratories. If you are interested in a permit for conducting research in the park click the link to go to the National Park Service Research Permit and Reporting System.

Did You Know?

Geronimo and Naiche

Southeast Arizona was home to the Chiricahua Apache, under the leadership of Cochise. They surrendered for the final time in 1886 and were sent first to Florida and later to Fort Sill, Oklahoma. Many found homes in the hills of today's Chirichaua National Monument.