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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.

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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8 days 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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25 days 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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2 months ago

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3 months ago

A must see. I'll keep going back.

Beautiful trail. Short climb at the beginning. Took a couple spur trails. Don't pass the Heart of Rocks, work the extra miles.

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4 months ago

very nice hike through rock formations, great views.

on Heart of Rocks Loop

6 months ago

Really will maintained! Up hill hike all the way in, the turnaround back out is downhill. Awesome rock formations! Took me and my husband 3.5 hours to complete. Saw quite a bit of deer too!

This has to be the most well maintained and unique trails in southern AZ. Definitely worth the trip

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7 months ago

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7 months ago

Really short but cool trail. You get to go through a small man-made tunnel, which was a surprise. The view on top is incredible. Awesome view of the monument park in addition to the valley and nearby mountains.

I'd venture to say it's the best trail in the park.

Great trail and lookout