• Montezuma Peak

    Coronado

    National Memorial Arizona

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  • Visitor Center in Temporary Trailer in Parking Lot

    While the visitor center building is under renovation this fall, visit our temporary offices in the parking lot. Information and select bookstore items are available daily, 8 am - 4 pm.

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?

Oil painting of Francisco Vasquez de Coronado

Francisco Vasquez de Coronado was born in 1510 in Salamanca Spain. He was only 30 years old when he began his expedition into what is now the American Southwest. His expedition was considered a failure and he died in obscurity in 1554.