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.
Bonita Canyon Campground Reopens
The entire Bonita Canyon Campground in Chiricahua National Monument reopened at noon today, Friday, September 21. Portions of the campground have been closed since mid-July due to damage from flash flooding, as well as the potential for additional significant flash flooding during the monsoon. The National Weather Service defines September 30 as the official end to the monsoon; however, current conditions in the monument, including low soil moisture levels and low probability for precipitation in the next seven days, have allowed managers to reopen the campground in time for the upcoming weekend.
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.