Plan Your Visit

Welcome to Coronado National Memorial!

The park was established to commemorate and interpret the Coronado Expedition of 1540. The first Europeans entered what is now the American Southwest and northwest Mexico and irrevocably changed the lives of the indigenous people in the region. The park has a network of hiking trails to traverse the borderlands, a large limstone cave to explore, and great opportunities for birding and wildlife watching. Planning your visit starts here!
 
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How To Get Here

Coronado National Memorial is tucked in a mountain canyon and shares a southern border with Mexico.

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Places To Go

The visitor center is a great first stop in the park. There, you can grab a map from a ranger, explore the exhibits, and plan your day.

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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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Hike the Borderlands

8 miles of trails lead hikers into the mountains and oak forests of the park, including a trail to the US-Mexico international border.

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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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Maps

Maps to help you find your way and plan your visit to the park

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Weather & Current Conditions

Check out the weather, climate data, and current conditions at the park.

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Guided Tours & Programs

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

 
New 2016 Visitor Center Exhibits
New Coronado National Memorial Visitor Center exhibits (2016)

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New Visitor Center Exhibits

Last year saw the installation of new exhibits and museum pieces. Be sure to visit us to see the new exhibits about the Coronado expedition, the legacy of Spanish and Native American cultures in the region, and the natural history of Coronado National Memorial.

 

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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