A Journey of Conquest and Exploration

It was a journey of conquest filled with exploration, wonder - and cruelty. Inspired by tales of vast cities of gold, 339 European soldiers and over 1000 Aztec allies embarked on an epic journey through arid deserts and rugged mountains. They encountered rich traditions and brought new technologies. The resulting collision and combination of cultures reverberates today. Read More

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The Coronado Expedition

Spanish arrival in the Southwest & northwest Mexico, while often violent, brought about a dramatic biological and cultural exchange

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Visiting Coronado Cave

Are you planning a trip to Coronado Cave? Start here! Get information about what to expect, what gear to bring, and cave safety tips.

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Birding at Coronado

The park is a great birding destination with a variety of habitats. See our birding page for a .pdf of the park's bird list.

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Coronado Hiker Shuttle

Every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at 8:30 take the free hiker shuttle from the visitor center to Montezuma Pass

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Guided Tours & Programs

Join a park ranger or park volunteer on a guided hike, tour, or shuttle ride

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Climb & Explore / Escala y Explora

Hike for your health! Hike a combined three miles in the park and earn a commemorative pin from a park ranger.

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Geology of Montezuma Canyon

Caves, calderas, and volcanoes – learn about the geologic history of the park.

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Seeking Passionate Volunteers

We are actively seeking Coronado Cave stewards and Interpretation volunteers.

Last updated: January 8, 2018

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

4101 E Montezuma Canyon Rd
Hereford, AZ 85615


(520) 366-5515

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