• 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.

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.

Did You Know?

Coatimundi

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.