A Wonderland of Rocks

A "Wonderland of Rocks" is waiting for you to explore at Chiricahua National Monument. The 8-mile paved scenic drive and 17-miles of day-use hiking trails provide opportunities to discover the beauty, natural sounds, and inhabitants of this 12,025 acre site. Visit the Faraway Ranch Historic District to discover more about the people who have called this area home.

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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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Rock the Rhyolite

Hike for Your Health! Hike a combined 5 mi / 8 km in the park and earn a commemorative pin from a park ranger.

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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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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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Birding at Chiricahua

Southeast Arizona, and Chiricahua in particular, is a premier birding area of the country. Download the park's 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.

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Community Volunteer Ambassadors

Become a Community Volunteer Ambassador! Apply today for an opportunity to join our team. (Image courtesy of Conservation Legacy)

Last updated: May 18, 2023

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Contact Info

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12856 E Rhyolite Creek Rd
Willcox, AZ 85643


520 824-3560

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