Park Statistics

Sunset behind skyline of balancing rocks.

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Acreage

The original monument was 4,238 acres. Current size is 11,985 acres.

· 6,407 acres were added on June 10, 1938 (Presidential Proclamation No. 228; 52 Stat 1551)

· 440 acre Faraway Ranch was added in 1978 (National Parks and Recreation Act of 1978; PL 96-625, 92 Stat 3473)

· 900 acres, the Bonita Creek Watershed, were added on August 28, 1984 (The Arizona Wilderness Bill PL 98-406, 98 Stat 1491)

Special Note

· 9,440 acres were designated as wilderness on October 20, 1976 with 2 acres as potential wilderness (PL 94-567, 90 Stat 2692)

· 900 acres were designated as wilderness on August 28, 1984 (The Arizona Wilderness Bill PL 98-406, 98 Stat 1491)

Today 86% of the park acres are protected as wilderness.

 

Visitation

2017: 63,132 people
2007: 58,434 people
1997: 80,710 people
1987: 61,895 people
1977: 42,700 people
1967: 47,600 people
1957: 47,000 people
1947: 14,764 people
1937: 9,228 people

All-time high, 1993: 127,840 people

Lowest year, 1936: 6,015 people

First year visitation statistics were recorded, 1934: 15,331 people.

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Economic Benefits

In 2017, visitors to Chiricahua National Monument spent $3.7 million in the local gateway communities. These expenditures supported a total of 52 jobs, $1.2 million in labor income, $2.0 million in value added, and $3.8 million in economic output in local gateway economies surrounding Chiricahua National Monument.

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Last updated: December 19, 2018

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12856 E Rhyolite Creek Rd
Willcox, AZ 85643

Phone:

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