Coronado National Memorial


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Coronado National Memorial

Address:4101 E Montezuma Canyon Rd
Hereford, AZ 85615

Phone:520-366-5515
Fax:520-366-5705
Web: www.nps.gov/coro/
Size: 4,750 acres.
Established: Authorized as International Memorial on August 18, 1941; redesignated on July 9, 1952; established on November 5, 1952.
Location:In southeastern Arizona along the border of the United States and Mexico, at the southern end of the Huachuca Mountains. From Phoenix or Tucson, take I-10 east and exit south on Hwy. 90 to Sierra Vista, then south on Hwy. 92 to Coronado Memorial Hwy.
Facilities:Picnic area, rest rooms (é), visitor center (é), museum, self-guided tour/trail.
Activities:Hiking, horseback riding, bird-watching, spelunking, interpretive programs.
Special Features:Our Hispanic heritage and the first European exploration of the Southwest by Francisco Vasquez de Coronado (1540-1542) are commemorated here, near the point where Coronado's expedition entered what is now the United States. The memorial also preserves a wide array of plant and animal life native to the Southwest.

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Another park that tells the story of the early Spanish exploration of the American Southwest, Coronado National Memorial marks the countryside where explorer Francisco Vasquez de Coronado first led his detachment into Arizona in 1540 during the search for the fabled "Seven Cities of Cibola.
Observant visitors might see hummingbirds, acorn woodpeckers, gray-breasted jays, spotted towhees, painted redstarts, white-winged doves, and Montezuma quails at Coronado National Memorial.