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. Hiking to Montezuma Pass or the US-Mexico border takes several hours, depending on your route.
Did You Know?
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.