• 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?

Dragon formation, Coronado Cave, Coronado National Memorial

Coronado Cave, located in Coronado National Memorial, has numerous scalloped and tilted limestone bedding planes. Geologists examining these scallops estimate that at one time as much as 50,000 gallons of water per minute flowed through the cave from east to west.