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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What to remember when hiking, biking, or driving near the border.

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Enjoy eight miles of trails leading into the grasslands, mountains, and oak forests, including a trail to the US-Mexico border.

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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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Visit 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. Find a .pdf of the park's bird list here.

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Distance Learning

Using technology, we can bring the wonders of Coronado to YOUR classroom or organized group. Our programs are fun, informative, and free!

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People on the Expedition

It wasn't just Coronado and his captains on the journey. Many people made up the expedition, priests, Aztec allies, herders, and many more.

Last updated: June 7, 2024

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4101 E Montezuma Canyon Road
Hereford, AZ 85615


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