Obtain gas in Willcox (if coming from I-10) or in Sunizona (if coming from the south); gasoline is not available at or near the monument.
Maximum vehicle length is 24 feet to drive beyond the visitor center. If your trailer is longer than 24 feet, or if your RV has a tow vehicle, please park it/detach it in the FARAWAY RANCH PARKING LOT, a large parking lot about 1.5 miles before the visitor center. There is very limited parking in the visitor center parking lot. Vehicles up to 29 feet are still allowed to stay in the campground.
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.
From Lordsburg (New Mexico):
Chiricahua National Monument is located 110 miles west and south of Lordsburg, New Mexico. Take I-10 west from Lordsburg for 67 miles and take exit 344 in Willcox, AZ. Turn left onto Highway 186 and follow for 32 miles to the junction of Arizona State Highway 181. Turn left and follow for 4 miles to Chiricahua National Monument.
Major airports are in Tucson (120 miles) or Phoenix (240 miles). Several rental car companies are available at each one.
There is no public transportation to the park.
A free hiker shuttle operates from September to May and takes hikers to the Echo Canyon or Massai Point trailheads. It departs from Faraway Ranch parking lot at 9:00 am and the campground restrooms at 9:10 am. Please sign-up for the shuttle in person at the visitor center the day before or morning of your hike. Shuttle is on a first-come, first-served basis.
Shuttle is subject to weather and staff availability.
Last updated: December 21, 2022