A Journey of Conquest and Exploration

It was a journey of conquest, filled with exploration, wonder, and cruelty. Inspired by tales of vast cities of gold, 339 European soldiers and over 1100 Indian allies embarked on an epic journey through arid deserts and rugged mountains. They brought rich traditions and new technology into the region, irrevocably changing the lives of native peoples and continuing to influence the area today.

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Be a Junior Cave Scientist!

Earn a Jr Cave Scientist badge at Coronado (for kids 5 - 12+).

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Agave

Agave Restoration

Park scientists, with the help of local schools and volunteers, are rehabilitating the agave habitat in the park's grasslands to help endangered bats.

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Coronado Cave Information

Visiting Coronado Cave

Planing a trip to Coronado Cave? Start here! Get information about what to expect, what gear to bring with you, and important cave regulations.

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Bob Thompson Peak with a field of Pink-throated morning glories

Southeast Arizona National Parks

Discover the beauty and rich history to be found at the Southeast Arizona National Park sites that includes Coronado National Memorial.

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Grace M. Sparkes stands beside headquarter building and sign

Grace M. Sparkes

Grace Marion Sparkes: "Mother of Coronado National Memorial"

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