chiricahua national monument Trails

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Chiricahua National Monument :: Dos Cabezas, AZ

Described as “a wonderland of balanced rocks, volcanic spires, and grotesquely eroded cliffs,” Chiricahua National Monument was established in 1924. Endlessly mysterious, this is an ever-changing landscape. One moment shadows caress the spires that r

Willcox to Chiricahua Scenic Drive: Willcox to Chiricahua National Monument :: Willcox, AZ

A 42-mile-long road that swings along the southern flank of the Dos Cabezas Mountains before climbing up Bonita Canyon to scenic Massai Point in Chiricahua National Monument.

Inspiration Point Trail :: Chiricahua National Monument, AZ

Inspiration Point Trail is a hiking trail in Cochise County, Arizona. It is within Chiricahua National Monument. It is 0.5 miles long and begins at 6,961 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is a mile with a total elevation gain of 249 feet. The

Massai Nature Trail :: Chiricahua National Monument, AZ

Massai Nature Trail is a hiking trail in Cochise County, Arizona. It is within Chiricahua National Monument. It is 0.1 miles long and begins at 6,859 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 0.3 miles with a total elevation gain of 78 feet. Massa

Faraway Trail :: Chiricahua National Monument, AZ

Faraway Trail is a hiking trail in Cochise County, Arizona. It is within Chiricahua National Monument. It is 0.7 miles long and begins at 5,370 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 1.5 miles with a total elevation gain of 136 feet. The Silver

Natural Bridge Trail :: Chiricahua National Monument, AZ

Natural Bridge Trail is a hiking trail in Cochise County, Arizona. It is within Chiricahua National Monument. It is 2.3 miles long and begins at 5,553 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 4.8 miles with a total elevation gain of 1,714 feet. N

Bonita Creek Trail :: Chiricahua National Monument, AZ

Bonita Creek Trail is a hiking trail in Cochise County, Arizona. It is within Chiricahua National Monument. It is 0.8 miles long and begins at 5,157 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 1.3 miles with a total elevation gain of 76 feet. Near t

Lower Rhyolite Canyon Trail :: Chiricahua National Monument, AZ

Lower Rhyolite Canyon Trail is a hiking trail in Cochise County, Arizona. It is within Chiricahua National Monument. It is 1.5 miles long and begins at 5,376 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is three miles with a total elevation gain of 1,14

Sarah Deming Trail :: Chiricahua National Monument, AZ

Sarah Deming Trail is a hiking trail in Cochise County, Arizona. It is within Chiricahua National Monument. It is 1.5 miles long and begins at 6,802 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 3.3 miles with a total elevation gain of 2,402 feet.

Ed Riggs Trail :: Chiricahua National Monument, AZ

Ed Riggs Trail is a hiking trail in Cochise County, Arizona. It is within Chiricahua National Monument. It is 0.9 miles long and begins at 6,772 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 1.9 miles with a total elevation gain of 817 feet. Near the

Big Balanced Rock Trail :: Chiricahua National Monument, AZ

Big Balanced Rock Trail is a hiking trail in Cochise County, Arizona. It is within Chiricahua National Monument. It is a mile long and begins at 6,802 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 2.1 miles with a total elevation gain of 499 feet.

Heart of Rocks Loop Trail :: Chiricahua National Monument, AZ

Heart of Rocks Loop Trail is a hiking trail in Cochise County, Arizona. It is within Chiricahua National Monument. It is 0.7 miles long and begins at 6,802 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 1.5 miles with a total elevation gain of 687 feet

Mushroom Rock Trail :: Chiricahua National Monument, AZ

Mushroom Rock Trail is a hiking trail in Cochise County, Arizona. It is within Chiricahua National Monument. It is 1.1 miles long and begins at 6,961 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 2.4 miles with a total elevation gain of 1,484 feet.

Hailstone Trail :: Chiricahua National Monument, AZ

Hailstone Trail is a hiking trail in Cochise County, Arizona. It is within Chiricahua National Monument. It is 0.8 miles long and begins at 6,406 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 1.7 miles with a total elevation gain of 1,052 feet.

Upper Rhyolite Canyon Trail :: Chiricahua National Monument, AZ

Upper Rhyolite Canyon Trail is a hiking trail in Cochise County, Arizona. It is within Chiricahua National Monument. It is 1.1 miles long and begins at 6,273 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 2.2 miles with a total elevation gain of 1,009

Echo Canyon Trail :: Chiricahua National Monument, AZ

Echo Canyon Trail is a hiking trail in Cochise County, Arizona. It is within Chiricahua National Monument. It is 1.4 miles long and begins at 6,774 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is three miles with a total elevation gain of 1,608 feet. Ne

Sugarloaf Trail :: Chiricahua National Monument, AZ

Sugarloaf Trail is a hiking trail in Cochise County, Arizona. It is within Chiricahua National Monument. It is 0.9 miles long and begins at 6,829 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 2.2 miles with a total elevation gain of 1,719 feet. Near t

Chiricahua Wilderness Trails :: Willcox, AZ

The chiricahua wilderness is one of Arizona’s oldest. First established as an 18,000- acre preserve in 1933, the National Forest portion of the wilderness was expanded to 87,700 acres by the 1984 Arizona Wilderness Act. A 9,440- acre unit in the Chir

Whitetail Trail :: Coronado National Forest, AZ

Whitetail Trail is a hiking trail in Cochise County, Arizona. It is within Coronado National Forest and Chiricahua National Monument. It is 1.7 miles long and begins at 5,669 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 3.4 miles with a total elevati

Tex Canyon Trail :: Rodeo, AZ

This smooth road passes along two canyons within the Coronado National Forest: Rucker Canyon and Tex Canyon. Initially the graded gravel road crosses ranchland as it follows alongside the low Swisshelm Mountains. Within the national forest, the stand

Echo Canyon Trail :: Wilcox, AZ

This easy but spectacular loop in Chiricahua National Monument follows the Ed Riggs, Hailstone, and Echo Canyon Trails. Hike clockwise to enjoy the great view down Rhyolite Canyon near the start.

Echo Canyon :: Willcox, AZ

A hike through weirdly eroded rock formations in Chiricahua National Monument. You’ll enter the cool depths of Echo Canyon, which is shaded with Apache and ponderosa pines. Follow the trail east along the north side of the canyon. Notice how this s

Echo Canyon :: Willcox, AZ

Winding through a stunning collection of strange rock formations, the loop hike through Echo Canyon offers a short yet memorable introduction to the wonders of the Chiricahua National Monument. Add to this lesson in geology some fine vistas and a f

Heart of Rocks :: Willcox, AZ

Revealing some of the most interesting geological formations that Chiricahua National Monument has to offer is the Heart of Rocks area. Punch and Judy, Pinnacle Balanced Rock, and Duck on a Rock are but three of several aptly named formations found w

Heart of Rocks Trail :: Wilcox, AZ

A classic loop through the volcanic hoodoos of Chiricahua National Monument, the hike starts from the Massai Point Trailhead and uses the southern portion of the Echo Canyon Trail to reach Rhyolite Canyon. Then, the loop follows the Heart of Rocks

Rustler Park Campground :: Willcox, AZ

Set in the southeastern corner of the state, the Chiricahua Mountains are one of the most interesting of Arizona’s sky islands. On one end hoodoos rise into the sky in weird and unnatural shapes and on the other end laughing streams host exotic bird

Natural Bridge :: Willcox, AZ

A day hike to an overlook of Natural Bridge. This rewarding trail penetrates a hidden corner of Chiricahua National Monument to reach a small stone bridge weathered out of bedrock by centuries of erosion. The path climbs at a steady clip, topping out

Sugarloaf Lookout :: Willcox, AZ

This trail makes a brief climb to the top of Sugarloaf Mountain, where a fire lookout commands views encompassing Chiricahua National Monument. The path starts out by traversing across the northern slope of Sugarloaf Mountain, which looks out over th

Rhyolite Canyon :: Willcox, AZ

A day hike along Rhyolite Canyon from Chiricahua National Monument Visitor Center to the Echo Canyon trail. A diverse forest of pines, oaks, and cypresses supports an abundance of birds during spring and summer, including the seldom-seen elegant trog

Heart of Rocks Loop :: Willcox, AZ

A day loop through the head of Rhyolite Canyon, 8.4 miles round trip. This popular route makes a long day loop, visiting the most spectacular rock formations in Chiricahua National Monument. These formations were once a giant bed of superheated ash s

Heart of the Rocks :: Willcox, AZ

This trail takes you to a strange area of balanced rocks and abundant wildlife in Chiricahua National Monument. The Heart of the Rocks Loop features the most massive balanced rock in the monument, as well as rock caricatures of people and animals. Th

Sugarloaf Mountain :: Willcox, AZ

An easy hike to one of the highest viewpoints in the Chiricahua National Monument. This well-maintained easy trail takes you to the old fire lookout built by the Civilian Conservation Corps atop Sugarloaf Mountain, where you have great views of the m

Hands Pass Trail :: Rodeo, AZ

This challenging trail skirts below Chiricahua National Monument, traveling over Hands Pass and heading steeply down to join East Whitetail Creek. Although it is an exciting drive, most carefully driven, high-clearance SUVs with good tires can safely