• Montezuma Peak


    National Memorial Arizona

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  • Visitor Center in Temporary Trailer in Parking Lot

    While the visitor center building is under renovation this fall, visit our temporary offices in the parking lot. Information and select bookstore items are available daily, 8 am - 4 pm.

Outdoor Activities

Activites include auto touring, birding, caving, hiking, picnicking, and wildlife viewing

Drive three miles to the scenic overlook at Montezuma Pass. From the pass, visitors can hike the one mile round trip to Coronado Peak. Additional trails include Joe's Canyon (3.1 miles each way) and Yaqui Trail (4 miles round trip).

Allow two hours for a visit to Coronado Cave and bring at least one flashlight per person. Pets are not allowed on hiking trails (with the exception of the Crest Trail) and should not be left unattended in parked vehicles, especially in warm weather. History and nature programs and tours of Coronado Cave are available for groups when scheduled in advance. Regularly scheduled programs are given for the general public during the busy seasons.

Established picnic sites are available.



Do you have a group of 10 or more people that would like a ranger-led program or guided hike? Contact Katy Hooper in advance to schedule a program at 520-366-5515 x 2310.

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.