Information concerning road conditions to Montezuma Pass is available at the visitor center.
East Montezuma Canyon Road is paved for one mile west of the visitor center, then it is a narrow, unpaved mountain road (24 ft. vehicle length limit) to the scenic overlook at Montezuma Pass. The dirt road continues west into the Coronado National Forest.
Allow approximately two hours to tour the visitor center, drive to the scenic overlook, and walk to Coronado Peak. A trip to Coronado Cave also takes about two hours (free permit obtained at Visitor Center). Hiking to Montezuma Pass or the US-Mexico border takes several hours, depending on your route.
Did You Know?
The Coati (Chulo in Spanish) is a member of the same family as the raccoon. Rare in the U.S., coatis can be found at Coronado National Memorial in southeastern Arizona. The coati is one of the few communal carnivores in the United States.