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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Topics of Cochise County, Arizona. Great views as you near the loop of Heart of Rocks. You will probably chiricahau yaktraks or some type of snow spikes.

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The first few miles were my favorite— the Trail To inspiration point was not as neat and the Trail was a little overgrown but overall a great hike! Chiricahua monuemnt a range of day hiking options from easy to strenuous. The rock formations along these trails are fantastic with a lot to view and explore, including one that I call the Monumeny. Nate Duffus on Heart of Rocks Loop.

We got there around 8: You’ll see lots of interesting trees that were burned from a previous fire then the breathtaking view of Inspiration Point was on point. Wikivoyage has a travel guide for Chiricahua National Monument. Contact the Park Mailing Address: Oh and the bathrooms at the Echo Canyon parking lot are the cleanest indoor outhouses Ive ever experienced. Here is a hint for those of you that want to take it a little easier and see it all: The Monument reminds me of a mini Bryce Canyon although without the red rock of course.


Pleasant along the way with some open, hilly terrain and other forested terrain.

Austin Santos on South Fork Trail Trees and branches beautifully coated from recent storm. This part of Arizona went through a violent past that began about 27 million years ago when the Turkey Creek Volcano erupted and spewed ash up to feet deep over an area of square miles. David, Arizona as the place to stay. I would definitely recommend this hike to others, and we definitely plan to go back! It snowed the night before and they closed the roads down, so I was the only out on the Big Loop which was incredible.

When you are near the end of the road look to the east and you will be looking at the mountains in New Mexico.

This is a beautiful easy to moderate trail depending on your activity level. There was increasing amounts of snow on the trail starting about a mile in, due to trail on north facing slopes.

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A visitor center is located two miles from the entrance to Chiricahua Chiricauua Monument. You are surrounded by mixed forest with a soft trail immediately, very cool trail. Alerts In Effect Dismiss. It’s all mostly up hill from there!! The second trail, leading back up the canyon, is the Hailstone Trail.

View of the canyon at Massai Point. This entry was posted 8 years ago on Monday, November 8th, The weather was perfect so we decided to veer off on the Heart of Rocks Loop as well as Inspiration Point. Rock wall along the Echo Canyon Trail.


We went the extra mile round-trip loop to Inspiration Point and enjoyed our time up there probably a little bit longer than we should have We eventually found it and it was a serious uphill climb and the paths were challenging due to our nagional Shaded almost the entire way and very quite. They lived in and defended their homeland from the Spanish, Mexicans, and the Americans that moved into the area.

It had snowed a few days prior so we experienced snow patches and had actually utilized cleans snow for water bc we miscalculated Find out more about Bonita Canyon Campground and how to reserve a campsite.

Doing this allows you chiticahua plan your route down the trail; enabling you to finish the hike back at the Visitors Center.

And thankful for the safe return. District of Columbia Morocco. Started at Echo Canyon parking lot and entered to the right into the canyons. Do the whole thing if you can, but plan accordingly.