Basic Information

12856 E Rhyolite Creek Rd
Willcox, AZ 85643

Chiricahua National Monument is located 120 miles southeast of Tucson. Take I-10 east from Tucson to the first exit for Willcox. Travel 3 miles into town to the stoplight and turn right. You will follow Arizona State Highway 186 for 32 miles to the junction of Arizona State Highway 181. Turn left and 4 miles later you will be at the Chiricahua entrance station. Maximum vehicle length is 29 feet to drive beyond the visitor center. A hiking shuttle is available daily at 9 am from the visitor center.


The park is open 24/7. Extreme weather events or fire can lead to closures of the park road.

Standard Hours

  • Sunday: Open 24 hours
  • Monday: Open 24 hours
  • Tuesday: Open 24 hours
  • Wednesday: Open 24 hours
  • Thursday: Open 24 hours
  • Friday: Open 24 hours
  • Saturday: Open 24 hours

Chiricahua National Monument ranges from 5,124 feet / 1,562 meters in elevation at the entrance station to 7,310 feet / 2,228 meters at the summit of Sugarloaf Mountain. You can enjoy the differences of four seasons.

Entrance Fees:

Chiricahua Entrance Fee - $0.00

Chiricahua National Monument is a fee free park. No entrance fee is required.

Chiricahua National Monument Visitor Center

The visitor center is open from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm Mountain Standard Time. Exhibits about the geology, natural history, archaeology and cultural history are housed in the visitor center, build by CCC stone masons in the late 1930s. A short video about the park is available as well. A bookstore offers a wide range of titles on topics ranging from Apache history to children's books about the regional flora and fauna.


Contact Information

Mailing Address

Chiricahua National Monument
12856 East Rhyolite Creek Road
Willcox, AZ 85643

Visitor Center Hours

Open daily 8:30 am to 4:30 pm except Christmas.

By Phone

Information Line: (520) 824-3560

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Last updated: May 11, 2017

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

12856 E Rhyolite Creek Rd
Willcox, AZ 85643


(520) 824-3560

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