Alert: Please be prepared when hiking in the park during summer months. Bring plenty of water (about 1 quart of water per hour while hiking), salty snacks and/or electrolytes, sun protection, and appropriate hiking gear. Assess the weather and your personal preparedness before setting off on the trail. High temperatures and unexpected monsoon storms are common. Your safety is in your hands.
A free hiker shuttle operates from September to May and leaves the visitor center at 9:00 am, taking hikers to the Echo Canyon or Massai Point trailheads. Please sign-up for the shuttle in person at the visitor center the day before or morning of your hike. Note: there is no shuttle service in the summer months, June through August.
Rock the Rhyolite
Earn an I Hike for Health pin by hiking at Chiricahua National Monument!
Hiking is a great way to exercise while exploring the wonderland of rocks and the history of the American West at Chiricahua National Monument. The I Hike for Health program is a hiking challenge you can attempt on your own or with your friends and family. Stop into the visitor center to learn about the challenge and how to earn your pin while hiking some of the most beautiful trails in southeast Arizona.
Hiking GuideFind detailed descriptions of the trails below, or download the Hiking Guide .pdf (95KB)
Please note: Pets are only allowed on the lower canyon trails between the campground, visitor center, and entrance station on the Silver Spur Trail, Faraway Ranch Trail, and the campground.
Short, smooth walks with little change in elevation.
Last updated: October 2, 2019