A Wonderland of Rocks

Explore the pinnacles, spires, and balanced rocks that originated 27 million years ago by a massive volcanic eruption. Hike within these formations that help protect the exceptional biodiversity of the sky islands region. Connect with the human history spanning thousands of years, encompassing prehistoric indigenous peoples, Chiricahua Apaches, Buffalo Soldiers, ranchers, CCC, and visitors today.

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Chiricahua Centennial 2024

Join the National Park Service in commemorating 100 years of balancing protection with enjoyment!

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Day Hiking Guide

Find a trail and get outside! Chiricahua offers a range of day hiking options from easy to strenuous.

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Make Your Campground Reservations

You can now make campground reservations online. Read more to find out how...

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Geology of the 'Wonderland of Rocks'

Rock pinnacles are the result of the erosion of compacted volcanic ash from the eruption of an ancient volcano just south of the park.

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Distance Learning

Using technology, we can bring the wonders of Chiricahua to YOUR classroom or organized group. Our programs are fun, informative, and free!

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Vehicle Length Information

Visiting with a large vehicle or trailer? Be sure to read about our vehicle length rules.

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Birding at Chiricahua

Southeast Arizona, and Chiricahua in particular, is a premier birding area of the country. Download the bird checklist for your visit.

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Keep the Wild in Wildlife

Feeding wildlife can put your life and the animals' life at risk. Here are tips for enjoying wildlife and staying safe.

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Discover Chiricahua History

Learn about people who have called Chiricahua home over the years.

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Faraway Ranch Historic District

Learn more about Faraway Ranch. The home is currently under renovation, but the grounds are available for self-guided visits.

Last updated: June 20, 2024

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12856 E Rhyolite Creek Rd
Willcox, AZ 85643


520 824-3560

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