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 »
Fire Restrictions in Effect
Increased campfire and smoking restrictions are in effect, no campfires allowed and smoking only in an enclosed vehicle or building. For full restrictions click 'more' 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.
Monsoon rains can occur from late June through September, bringing flash floods. Be aware of the weather, particularly late afternoon thunderstorms. Avoid travel in creek beds when rain is likely. Don't enter flood waters, the strength of the flow may be stronger than you estimate. Be aware the rain may occur away from you and still create a flash flood that travels for miles down slope. Approaching flood waters make a rumbling sound, similar to a train coming down tracks.
Did You Know?
Civilian Conservation Corps enrollees of NM-2-A, Company 828, were stationed at Chiricahua National Monument from 1934-1940. The men improved the scenic drive, created the hiking trails, and built most of the structures in use today.