Chiricahua National Monument


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Acadia NP SE Maine 1919 48,419 (19,603) Mountain and coast scenery.
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Chiricahua National Monument:

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National Parks
Name Type1 Location Year authorized Size
acres (hectares)
Description
Acadia NP SE Maine 1919 48,419 (19,603) Mountain and coast scenery.
..... Click the link for more information.
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Chiricahua National Monument

Address:13063 East Bonita Canyon Rd
Wilcox, AZ 85643

Phone:520-824-3560
Fax:520-824-3421
Web: www.nps.gov/chir/
Size: 11,985 acres.
Established: Proclaimed on April 18, 1924; transferred from Forest Service on August 10, 1933. Wilderness designated on October 20, 1976.
Location:120 miles east of Tucson. Exit I-10 at Willcox, and follow State Route 186 for 36 miles to the monument.
Facilities:Campground, picnic area, rest rooms (é), visitor center (é), museum/exhibit, trails (20+ miles). Entrance fee required.
Activities:Camping, hiking, bird-watching, wildlife viewing, auto touring, interpretive programs.
Special Features:This forest of rock spires was eroded from layers of ash deposited by the Turkey Creek Volcano eruption 27 million years ago. Faraway Ranch, an early dude ranch, has been restored, and daily tours of the house offer a chance to learn about Swedish immigrants Neil and Emma Erickson and their children, one of the first families to settle in the area. The park area and surrounding mountains were also the homeland of the Chiricahua Apaches.

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Since the discovery, another dozen Apache sites have been found and documented in Chiricahua National Monument.
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