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A Wonderland of Rocks A "Wonderland of Rocks" is waiting for you to explore at Chiricahua National Monument. The 8-mile paved scenic drive and 17-miles of day-use hiking trails provide opportunities to discover the beauty, natural sounds, and inhabitants of this 11,985 acre site. Visit the Faraway Ranch Historic District to discover more about the people who have called this area home.

Coming from Phoenix, this was a nice change in scenery for us hike wise. It definitely lived up to its name and was truly a “Wonderland of Rocks.”

great hike with amazing views of mother nature in all her majesty.

Very fun hike, nice and easy, good for folks that might not be necessarily super accustomed to hiking. Great scenery!

beautiful trail. easy to hike and great views of the monument.

20 days ago

Great scenery, fun grottoes, easy to do with kids.

Pretty quick up and down. Payoff at the top is fantastic--views of valleys and canyons for miles around. Kids enjoyed the feeling of getting to the top.

trail running
20 days ago

Fun quick trail for a trail run. Perfect weather in early January for a comfortable hike or jog. There were some other hikers on the trail, but overall not too busy. This park is beautifully untouched and easy to navigate.

This 12.7 round trip hike wins. It made it to my top 5 hikes. You hear a lot of people talk about havasupai falls, horse shoe bend, etc but not much of Chiricahua! I did minimum research before the hike and didn’t find much. I was lucky enough to find someone on the internet who mentioned a shuttle, which I HIGHLY SUGGEST IF YOU WANT TO SEE ALL OF THE TRAILS! You must arrive at the visitors center (park your car there) before 9am, as the FREE shuttle leaves right at 9am. It drops you off at echo canyon, and your one duty, is to hike all the way back to the visitors center. Is not VERY difficult, ofcourse, you will be stopping quite often to take a LOT of pictures of the beautiful scenic views you will get to see.
This hike took my breath away.

hiking
1 month ago

Great hike in a special area

Great hike in a special area

Great hike in a special area

Great moderate hike to see the hoodoos and balanced rocks. You can still see the effects from a fire in 2011. We did extra mile to Inspiration Point and it was worth it. Highly recommended

hiking
1 month ago

“Wonderland of Rocks”
Heart of Rocks Loop Trail.
7.3 miles (11.8 km) Round Trips (6.2 miles + 1.1 miles Loop). It was AMAZING hiking. A LOT OF ROCKS!! And a lot of different character of rocks. Double Thumbs Up!!

Lots of shade at the beginning. Great canopies of oak and juniper trees.

hiking
1 month ago

Incredible to walk among the rock formations. Did the Loop counterclockwise. The first part was very scenic on the decent which was great for photos. Having the slight accent at the end was a good choice. Would be beautiful in the spring with water running.

scenic driving
2 months ago

There's lots of places to see in the Chiricahua mountains of S.E. Arizona. Chiricahua National Monument is definitely one of them. This is called the wonderland of rocks, and you'll see why when you get here. This is a nice drive to the top of Massai Point, and the view from there is great. There are a couple other side roads that you can take to different viewpoints also. There are lots of trails you can hike along this road too. The rock formations are the highlight though. There is a nice visitor center at the bottom of the canyon, and a campground a short ways up the road too. If you are ever in this area, it's worth the drive over here to check it out, even if you don't do any hiking.

hiking
3 months ago

Nice hike. Awesome geology. Quite a bit of past burn evidence. Didn't see anyone else on the trail on a Wednesday evening.

I would not call it easy but more moderately difficult, especially on a hot day. We saw Coatimundi, and lizards on the trail. Saw bear and turkeys on the road out. Great hike for the occasional hiker!

hiking
6 months ago

Best hike I've done in Southern Arizona! Cool geology and reasonable temperatures made for a great day. We hiked this trail in late spring. I'm sure it's much warmer mid-summer.

6 months ago

Unique sightseeing. Starts really easy and gets only a little strenuous. Went in mid July and it was a nice hike even at 92 degrees.

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