• Montezuma Peak

    Coronado

    National Memorial Arizona

Park Statistics

The site was first designated "Coronado International Memorial" in 1941 in the hope that a comparable adjoining area would be established in Mexico. Despite interest by the government of Mexico, the Mexican memorial was never created; therefore, Coronado National Memorial was established by Harry S. Truman in 1952.

Acreage
Gross Area Acres - 4,750

Visitation
Total Recreation Visits for FY 2009 - 106,409
Total Recreation Visits for FY 2010 - 136,284
Total Recreation Visits for FY 2011 - 153,042

Species Checklist
Birds - 167
Mammals - 59
Reptiles and Amphibians - 29
Plants - 645 - click the link for a current list of plant species found in the park.



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.