Operating Hours & Seasons

Rock formations and mountains in the distance

Rock formations of Chiricahua National Monument

NPS Photo

Chiricahua National Monument is open year-round and does not charge an entrance fee.

The visitor center is open from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm Mountain Standard Time. Arizona does not observe Daylight Savings Time. Check the current Arizona
time.

The free Hiker Shuttle leaves the visitor center each morning at 9:00 am and stops at the campground at 9:05 am. Signing up at the visitor center is required either the day before or the morning of the shuttle. The shuttle drops hikers at either the Echo Canyon or Massai Point trailheads. Hikers then follow the trails back to the visitor center or the Bonita Canyon Campground.

When hazardous conditions are present the Bonita Canyon Scenic Drive may close beyond the campground. During the winter this may be due to snow, ice, or fallen rocks. Windy conditions in the spring, summer, fall may bring down trees that could temporarily close the scenic drive. Check the current weather and road conditions.

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