• 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.

Plan Your Visit

Chiricahua National Monument is truly one of the National Park Service secret treasures. If you are willing to drive the 37 miles off I-10, you will be surprised to discover a mountain wonderland of trees, wild animals, and the amazing balanced rock and pinnacles that make this place so unique.

  • If you have only a couple hours, stop by the visitor center and watch the 8-minute park movie then enjoy the views at Massai Point, the end of the 8-mile scenic drive.

  • If you have half a day, hike one of the trails; Echo Canyon Loop, Sugarloaf Mountain, or Natural Bridge. Explore the Faraway Ranch Historic District.

  • If you have all day, head to the Heart of Rocks area and see the most unusual named formations; Duck on a Rock, Punch & Judy, Kissing Rocks, and Big Balanced Rock, or do the Big Loop.

See the trail guide for more hiking information. Click here for park map. During summer seasonal operating hours the hikers' shuttle will leave the visitor center at 9 am.

Recreational vehicles and trailers longer than 29 feet are not permitted on the scenic drive beyond the visitor center. Click here for more information. This policy does not apply to commercial vehicles; tour busses or school busses.

 
There are no cabins or other lodging facilities at Chiricahua. Willcox is the closest community, 37 miles from the park, that has a variety of motels. There are a few local bed and breakfast places. Check the Area Lodging brochure for your options.

Did You Know?

Manzanita berries

The bush with the pretty red bark is manzanita, which is Spanish for little apple. These small berries are an excellent food source for black bears, coati-mundi, and many birds at Chiricahua National Monument.