Heart of Rocks

Willcox, Arizona

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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 within this vast garden of naturally created statuary. In reaching the Heart of Rocks, this hike also reveals some interesting plant communities within Rhyolite and Sarah Deming canyons.

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"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 within this vast garden of naturally created statuary.

In reaching the Heart of Rocks, this hike also reveals some interesting plant communities within Rhyolite and Sarah Deming canyons."

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Willcox
Distance: 7.1
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Moderate
Duration: 5 hours
Season: Year-round
Trailhead Elevation: 5,400 feet
Top Elevation: 6,860 feet
Local Contacts: Chiricahua National Monument; Chiricahua Wilderness Area
Local Maps: USGS Cochise Head, Rustler Park
Driving Directions: Directions to Heart of Rocks

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May 2018