• Montezuma Peak

    Coronado

    National Memorial Arizona

Trees and Shrubs

Mexican blue oak leaves with acorns.

Mexican blue oak leaves with acorns.

(Photo by David Bly)

The upper portion of the Memorial is predominately oak woodlands with some areas of Mexican pinyon and alligator juniper. Along ephemeral drainages are Arizona sycamore and walnut trees, canyon grape vines, and other species typical of riparian areas.

Did You Know?

Montezuma Canyon in the snow, Coronado National Memorial

Coronado was searching for the ‘Seven Cities of Cibola’ when he began is expedition in 1540. What does Cibola mean? It is most likely a Spanish corruption of (She Wo No)- Land of the Zuni.