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Map of Chiricahua National Monument, southeast Arizona, showing roads, trails and other features. The 8-mile paved scenic drive and miles of day-use hiking trails provide opportunities to discover the beauty, natural Chiricahua National Monument Map. Chiricahua National Monument is a unit of the National Park System located in the Chiricahua Map showing the location of Chiricahua National Monument.

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Shaded almost the entire way and very quite. Take the one that goes over to the Echo Canyon Trail.

You’ll see lots of interesting trees that were burned from a previous fire then the breathtaking view of Inspiration Point was on point. Info Alerts Maps Calendar Reserve. Excellent trail – not difficult at all beyond the distance. Very rocky to negotiate but worth it.

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Here at Down by the River bed and Breakfast we wanted you to know what was happenin From the Visitors Center you can drive to the parking areas at Massai Point or Sugarloaf on 8 miles of paved road. We did the Big Loop today and loved it! The Ed Riggs is. Various angles to see these rocks. The monument was established on April 18,to protect its extensive hoodoos and balancing rocks.

An acquaintance claimed to have seen him later that afternoon, slumped between two men in a pickup truck.

We’d probably stayed the night Take your time and enjoy this one. Visit our website blogs for other interesting things to do in Southeastern Arizona. But i know about the shuttle now Hiking poles recommended for mqp icy conditions. District of Columbia Morocco. We did it in reverse The visitor center has a free shuttle that leaves each morning at 9: We started at am I also finished the last few miles in the dark after hiking 10 miles in seven hours including stops.


Hikers return to the visitor center by following the designated trails. The hike was way worth it. Beautiful scenic drive through some stunning rock formations and great views of the park. Returned to Chiricahuas after visiting years ago, and it’s still magical. Time management is essential if you are going to go big or you won’t go home It’s all mostly up hill from there!!

Pleasant along the way with some open, hilly terrain and other forested terrain. Definitely challenging for newbies especially now that I know we should have gone in reverse The second trail to the left is the Ed Riggs Trail that takes you back up to the Massai Point parking lot. Glen Canyon Lake Mead.

On your way into the Monument, make an effort to stop at the Visitors Center. Later descendants and in-laws of the owners of the ranch Ed Riggs and his wife worked to build trails to view the rocks, and provided tours for visitors to the area to show off the canyons and rock formations.

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Do the whole thing if you can, but plan accordingly. The volcanic material eventually eroded into the natural rock formations of the present monument.


Guided Tours and Programs Join a park ranger or park volunteer to learn more about the park Current Conditions Check out the current conditions, weather, and climate throughout Chiricahua Maps Maps to help you find your way and plan your trip to Chiricahua Camping Find out more about Bonita Canyon Campground and how to reserve a campsite Travel Tips Travel and safety tips to consider when planning your trip to Chiricahua.

Oh and the bathrooms at the Echo Canyon parking lot are the cleanest indoor outhouses Ive ever experienced.

What a difference that would make The Monument reminds me of a mini Bryce Canyon although without the red rock of course. It snowed the night before and they closed the roads down, so I was the only out on the Big Loop which was incredible. Over the preceding years, the land was pushed up and the rhyolite cracked thus allowing water and ice to enter, breaking the rocks apart.

Heart of Rocks specifically is the furthest point in. The shuttle takes hikers to the Echo Canyon or Massai Point trailheads. Great views all along the way!