Chiricahua National Monument


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Name Type1 Location Year authorized Size
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Acadia NP SE Maine 1919 49,075 (19,868) 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 49,075 (19,868) Mountain and coast scenery.
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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.
We wish to express our sincere thanks to Les Dufour for Coronado National Forest special use permits, Allan Whalon for access to the Chiricahua National Monument archives, Staff at the American Museum of Natural History's Southwest Research Station in Portal for providing names of researchers, as well as local people who reported sightings of neotropical cats in the area, and to all observers who consented to be interviewed--especially those who sent written accounts--including cougar hunters Warren Glenn and Louis Pope.
You can also drive to nearby sites like Fort Bowie, where you can see remnants of the 19th century outpost, or Chiricahua National Monument with its spectacular rock formations.
In 2003, Chiricahua National Monument, Coronado National Memorial, and Tumacacori National Historical Park in Arizona partnered with the HMN to create monitoring sites that trap, band, and release hummingbirds from March to October; low populations and administrative issues led them to drop out.
Firefighters are fortifying containment lines on the north and northwest portions of the wildfire to protect the community of Whitetail and Chiricahua National Monument.
a balancing stone formation at Chiricahua National Monument Allen Street, site of some of Tombstone's oldest buildings.
Chiricahua National Monument. Chiricahua Apaches and other tribes once hid amon the canyons of the Chiricahua (chee-ree-KAH-wah) Mountains.
Because of its proximity to the Mexican Sierra Madres, Chiricahua National Monument also has many unusual birds, such as the hepatic tanager, red-faced warbler, and the outstanding elegant trogon.
Chiricahua National Monument lies in the heart of Arizona's "sky islands." These scattered peaks south and east of Tucson form a transition zone between the Rocky Mountains and Mexico's Sierra Madre Occidental.