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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.

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13 days ago

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20 days ago

A little windy today but beautiful scenery the entire way. We stared on the grotto side and ended with the gradual climb. Will definitely come back to this park!!

One of the most beautiful area that I have hiked. The loop is a must and heart of the rocks must be taken. Hiked on 3 April 2016

on Echo Canyon Trail

22 days ago

on Echo Canyon Trail

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23 days ago

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28 days ago

My dog Alexis and I had a great hike! She loved all the water! A very nice hike. The water crossings were low and easy. A very relaxing day. I can't wait to go again!

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1 month ago

Our group of 5 hiked the trail counterclockwise in March. The grotto area was spectacular and the views all along the hike were breathtaking. I would call it a moderate hike for us 60+, occasional hikers. We were glad we had poles and plenty of water.

Absolutely a must when visiting Chricicahua...literally the heart of the the rock formations in the park. My husband and I visited in early March: overcast, cold and STRONG winds. All the same, wouldn't have missed this trail. The hike from the visitor's center up to the Heart of Rocks wasn't overly strenuous. Once on the Heart of Rocks loop, the trail is mostly up and down, up close through the rock formations. On the way back, light hail (more a sprinkling of salt) and a dust storm that blew through the valley on the last 2-miles.

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1 month ago

Beautiful scenery

I would not rate this trail as easy. I hiked it on 2/17/17. There are 6 relatively challenging creek crossings in 2 miles. At the end of about 2 miles you have to pick your way toward pink flagging across a rocky braided flat area to a trail Junction with the Burro Trail and others that leave the creek bottom. Bring hiking poles and expect to get your feet wet. My understanding is that the the crossings are much more shallow as you progress into spring but you may expect to find wet crossings again during monsoon season during the summer months.

The road to the trail head had snow on the shoulder. The trail had snow and ice on the north side. The views are worth the two hour drive and the cooler weather. Late January. Great area.

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4 months ago

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4 months ago

A must see. I'll keep going back.