Directions & Transportation

Black and white photo of narrow mountain road clogged with cars.
Thousands of people arrived at Chiricahua National Monument for the dedication ceremony at Massai Point. The roads are not nearly as crowded now.

NPS/ WACC

Getting Here

By Car
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.


From Tucson:
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.

By Plane
Major airports are in Tucson (120 miles) or Phoenix (240 miles). Several rental car companies are available at each one.

Public Transportation
There is no public transportation to the park.

Hiker Shuttle
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 capacity is 14 people and availability is on a first-come, first-served basis.
 

Last updated: September 28, 2022

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