Basic Information

Though the park shares a border with our southern neighbors, the elevation and the mountain ecosystem keep Coronado National Memorial relatively cool in the summer, and winter can bring snow. Summers are warm, with daytime temps in the 90s F (32-37 C) and low humidity in May, June, and July. The summer rainy season (monsoon) is between late June and early September. Monsoon thunderstorms can cause flash floods. Winter temps can fall below freezing at night, with highs 40-60 F (4-15 C).

Entrance Fees:

Coronado National Memorial Entrance Fee - $0.00

Coronado National Memorial is a Fee Free park, no entrance fee is required.

Coronado National Memorial Visitor Center

The visitor center includes in-depth exhibits on the Coronado Expedition of 1540-1542, as well as thorough information about the natural history of the park. There are hands-on displays of 16th century clothing and armor for visitors to try on, and interactive exhibits in English and Spanish. A 14-foot picture window provides visitors with a wonderful opportunity to view and photograph the flora and fauna in a relaxed atmosphere.

 
Visitor center building with mountain peak in the background
Coronado National Memorial commemorates the Coronado Expedition of 1540-1542 and its lasting impacts on the culture of northwest Mexico and the southwestern United States. The clash of cultures and fusion of Spanish and American Indian traditions are still evident in the southwest today. The visitor center is a great place to start your journey into the history of this region.
 
Monsoon storm building over Montezuma Peak
Monsoon storm building over Montezuma Peak

NPS Photo

The park is also located near the center of a biological crossroads, incorporating four distinct ecological zones: Sierra Madre, Chihuahua Desert, Rocky Mountain, and Sonoran Desert. Each of these zones are represented in the flora or fauna in the park's diverse landscape of oak woodands, piñon-juniper, grasslands, and riparian corridors. Hiking trails, a natural limestone cave, and sweeping vistas from Coronado Peak await those wishing to connect with the cultural and natural landscape.

Last updated: May 1, 2017

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

4101 E Montezuma Canyon Rd
Hereford, AZ 85615

Phone:

(520) 366-5515

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