• Montezuma Peak


    National Memorial Arizona


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August 19, 2013
Celebrate National Park Service Birthday with Free Entry to Parks
In celebration of the 97th anniversary of the National Park Service (NPS), all 401 national park units—including Chiricahua National Monument—will waive entrance fees on Sunday, August 25, 2013. Known as “Founder’s Day”, this event observes the creation of the NPS through an act of Congress back in 1916.

July 17, 2013
Arrival of Monsoon Signals Easing of Fire Restrictions in Southeast Arizona
Due to widespread precipitation across the area, additional rain in the weather forecast, and a rise in fuel moistures, it has been determined that the likelihood of wildfire has lessened to the degree that the restrictions can be rescinded.

June 18, 2013
Dry Conditions Trigger Increased Fire Restrictions in Southeastern Arizona
Effective Wednesday, June 19, Coronado National Memorial, Chiricahua National Monument, and Fort Bowie National Historic Site, will increase campfire and smoking restrictions in southeastern Arizona.

May 20, 2013
Dry Conditions Trigger Fire Restrictions in Southeast Arizona
ffective Wednesday, May 22, the Gila District of the Bureau of Land Management, all districts of Coronado National Forest, Saguaro National Park, Coronado National Memorial, Chiricahua National Monument, Fort Bowie National Historic Site, Tumacacori National Historical Park, and the Arizona State Forestry Division will implement campfire and smoking restrictions in southeastern Arizona.

April 12, 2013
National Park Week Celebrations Planned for Three Cochise County Parks
In celebration of National Park Week, all three Cochise county National Park Service (NPS) sites will offer special events and activities April 20-28, 2013.

March 29, 2013
Coronado National Memorial Offers Ranger-led Hikes on Fridays in April
Superintendent H. Lane Baker announced today that Coronado National Memorial (NMem) will offer ranger-led hikes to Coronado cave every Friday afternoon beginning April 5 and continuing through April 26.

February 27, 2013
National Park Service Tourism Creates 10 Million in Local Economic Benefit
A new National Park Service (NPS) report for 2011 shows that the 198,646 visitors to the three Southeast Arizona Group NPS units spent $10,053,000 in communities surrounding the park. The group includes Chiricahua National Monument, Coronado National Memorial, and Fort Bowie National Historic Site. This spending also supported 138 jobs in the local area.

September 26, 2012
Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month at Coronado National Memoria
Coronado National Memorial will offer a free family arts and crafts event on Saturday, October 6, from 10 am to 12 pm to celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month.

February 19, 2010
Repaving of Montezuma Canyon Rd.
One to two days closures of the picnic area and visitor center parking lots will occur the last week of February and the first week of March. The cave will be closed on Feb 22 and 23.

January 23, 2010
Coronado Cave Open
Coronado cave and cave trail are open via the new trailhead.

January 08, 2010
Coronado Cave Closure
Coronado cave closure.

December 26, 2009
Repaving Montezuma Canyon Road
Repaving Montezuma Canyon Road

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.