• Natural Bridge Trail

    Chiricahua

    National Monument Arizona

Monsoon Safety

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.

During monsoon season campers should never camp in washes or low lying areas where flooding could happen. Take all precautions to ensure your campsite is in a safe area.

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