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 hundreds of 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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Coronado Hiker Shuttle

Every Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 8:30 take the free hiker shuttle from the visitor center to Montezuma Pass. No service 11/28!

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Birding at Coronado

The park is a great birding destination with a variety of habitats. Find a .pdf of the park's bird list here.

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The Tiguex War

In 1541, the Tiguex people had reached the limits of tolerance of the Spanish and other expeditionaries' cruelty and entitlement.

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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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Ranger-guided Coronado Cave Tour

Join a park ranger for a guided hike and tour of Coronado Cave every Thursday and Saturday at 10am through May 4.

Last updated: February 1, 2019

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

4101 E Montezuma Canyon Rd
Hereford, AZ 85615


(520) 366-5515

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