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.
See the trail guide for more hiking information. During summer seasonal operating hours the hikers' shuttle will leave the visitor center at 9 am. The Hike Arizona website also has detailed trail information.
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?
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.