Chiricahua National Monument

Superintendent Name: 
Brian Carey
Chiricahua National Monument is a "Wonderland of Rocks" just waiting to be explored. Erosion and layers of ash deposited by the Turkey Creek Volcano eruption 27 million years ago are responsible for this magnificent forest of rock spires. The 8 mile paved scenic drive and 18 miles of day-use hiking trails give park goers the opportunity to discover the beauty, natural sounds, and inhabitants of this 11,985 acre site. The Faraway Ranch Historic District boasts stories and remnants of the people who have called this area home, including the Chiricahua Apaches, Buffalo Soldiers, Erickson and Stafford families.
Park Open Info: 
Year-round
Park Closed Info: 
Year-round
Park Acreage: 
11984.7
Highest Point: 
Massai Point
Highest Point Elevation: 
6870 feet
Visitor Count: 
61579
Visitor Count Year Recorded: 
2006
Has Volunteer Program: 
Yes
Has Recycling: 
Yes
Has Shuttle System: 
Yes
Park Sights: 
Echo Canyon Loop; Sugarloaf Mountain; Natural Bridge; Faraway Ranch Historic District; Duck on a Rock; Punch & Judy; Kissing Rocks; Big Balanced Rock; The Big Loop
Endangered Species: 
Lesser Long-Long Nosed Bat; Jaguar
Entrance Fees: 
Individual Pass (valid for seven days): $5; Chiricahua Park Pass (entrance for the pass owner and up to 3 other adults): $20; Individual Campground Fees: $12 per night ($6
Nearest Major City: 
Willcox, AZ
Gateway Communities: 
Pearce, AZ; Bowie, AZ; Rodeo, NM; Elfrida, AZ; Willcox, AZ;
Nearby Airports: 
Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX); Tuscan International Airport (TUS)