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.
Laws & Policies
A new federal law passed by Congress takes affect on February 22, 2010 and allows anyone who can legally possess firearms under applicable Arizona state laws, to legally possess firearms in this park. Although Arizona State law allows people to possess firearms, all other federal regulations restricting the use of the firearm still apply and include, but are not limited to:
· Firearms may not be discharged in this national park service unit and should not be used as a wildlife protection strategy.
· Firearms may not be possessed in certain facilities in this park (such as visitor centers, government offices, etc.) Those facilities where you may not possess a firearm are posted with signs at all public entrances.
· There is no hunting allowed in this park.
It is the responsibility of visitors to understand and comply with all applicable firearms laws before entering this park. Additional information concerning Arizona State regulations can be accessed on the following web pages:
Home page: http://az.gov/
Concealed Weapons: http://www.azdps.gov/Services/Concealed_Weapons/
State Reciprocity: http://www.azdps.gov/Services/Concealed_Weapons/Reciprocity/
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.