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
A Journey of Conquest and Exploration
The Coronado Expedition
Spanish arrival in the Southwest & northwest Mexico, while often violent, brought about a dramatic biological and cultural exchange
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.
Learn about education programs in the park, including how to arrange a field trip at Coronado National Memorial.
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.
Guided Tours & Programs
Join a park ranger or park volunteer on a guided hike, tour, or shuttle ride
Last updated: July 5, 2018