• Natural Bridge Trail

    Chiricahua

    National Monument Arizona

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  • Visitor Center Fall Hours in Effect Beginning October 13, 2014

    Fall hours are in effect for the visitor center from October 13 - November 30, 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 x0. 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

Compendium
Each year the Superintendent, under discretionary authority, establishes certain amendments to the Code of Federal Regulations (36 CFR 1.7(b)) that designate certain closures, permit requirements and other restrictions in the park. That document is available as a PDF file here.

2014 Superintendent's Compendium

 

FIREARM REGULATIONS

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/

Statutes: http://www.azleg.state.az.us/ArizonaRevisedStatutes.asp

Concealed Weapons: http://www.azdps.gov/Services/Concealed_Weapons/

State Reciprocity: http://www.azdps.gov/Services/Concealed_Weapons/Reciprocity/

Did You Know?

Erickson Family

Faraway Ranch was the home of Swedish immigrants, Neil and Emma Erickson, along with their children; Lillian, Ben, and Hildegarde. Tours of their ranch house are held every day at Chiricahua National Monument.