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Best trails in Chiricahua National Monument

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Looking for a great trail in Chiricahua National Monument, Arizona? AllTrails has 11 great hiking trails, wildlife trails, views trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Just looking to take a quick stroll? We've got 7 easy trails in Chiricahua National Monument ranging from 1.8 to 11.3 miles and from 5,252 to 7,296 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
Description

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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Map of trails in Chiricahua National Monument
Park information
Park hours
Monday
8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Tuesday
8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Wednesday
8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Thursday
8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Friday
8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Saturday
8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Sunday
8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Contact
(520) 824-3560
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Top trails (11)
#1 - Echo Canyon and Sarah Deming Canyon Loop
Chiricahua National Monument
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Length: 8 mi • Est. 4 h 24 m
Also known as "The Big Loop" and traverses multiple connecting trails in the Chiricahua NM. Begin at the Echo Canyon trailhead, connect to Upper Rhyolite Canyon, then to Sarah Deming, to the Heart of Rocks Loop, pass the Big Balanced Rock to Inspiration Point (the walk on Inspiration Point adds 1 mile to his loop hike), then continue to Mushroom Rock and end via Ed Riggs to complete the loop.Show more
#2 - Ed Riggs, Hailstone, and Echo Canyon Trail
Chiricahua National Monument
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Length: 3.6 mi • Est. 1 h 50 m
#3 - Heart of Rocks Loop
Chiricahua National Monument
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Length: 6.5 mi • Est. 3 h 43 m
Note: Visitor Facilities Closed Due to COVID-19. Show more
#4 - Chiricahua Natural Bridge Trail
Chiricahua National Monument
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Length: 4 mi • Est. 2 h 18 m
#5 - Heart of Rocks Loop via Ed Riggs Trail, Mushroom Rock Trail, and Big Balanced Rock Trail
Chiricahua National Monument
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Length: 6.9 mi • Est. 3 h 51 m
#6 - Sugarloaf Mountain Trail
Chiricahua National Monument
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Length: 1.8 mi • Est. 1 h 3 m
#7 - South Fork Trail #243
Chiricahua National Monument
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Length: 4.1 mi • Est. 1 h 56 m
#8 - Rhyolite Canyon Trail
Chiricahua National Monument
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Length: 4.8 mi • Est. 2 h 37 m
The trail head is at the far end of the Visitor center parking lot.Show more
#9 - Massai Nature Trail
Chiricahua National Monument
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Length: 0.5 mi • Est. 14 m
This trail circles the hilltop around the parking lot. The north section is concrete sidewalk and is wheelchair accessible. There are numerous scenic spots along the trail.Show more
#10 - Bonita Canyon Scenic Drive
Chiricahua National Monument
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Length: 11.3 mi
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