Chiricahua National Monument

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CHIRICAHUA NATIONAL MONUMENT

Known as ‘The Land of Standing-up Rocks’ by the Apache, Chiricahua National Monument in southeast Arizona protects the unique rock formations that are reminders of violent geological activities that formed the pinnacles, columns, spires and unbalanced rocks. Boasting four ecosystems, the park has over 1200 plant species, and has a wide variety of birds and wildlife. There is an 8 mile scenic drive that will let you view the rocks, or you can hike, picnic, explore the forests, and tour the historic Faraway Ranch that was built in 1888 by Swedish immigrants Neil and Emma Erickson, and ran as a guest ranch for over 50 years. There are camping facilities. The monument was established on April 18, 1924.

 

Location & Local Communities: Located in Cochise County, the main gateway community destinations for Chiricahua National Monument are Willcox (approx. 35 miles) – a popular wine tasting region, Benson (approx. 70 miles), Bisbee (approx. 70 miles), Douglas (approx. 70 miles), Sierra Vista (approx. 85 miles), Tucson (approx. 115 miles), and Lordsburg, New Mexico (approx. 85 miles).

 

For more information call (520) 824-3560 or visit www.NPS.gov/chir.

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