VISIT Chiricahua National Monument:
Chiricahua National Monument was established on April 18, 1924.
|Address||12856 E Rhyolite Creek Rd, Willcox, AZ, 85643|
|Hours||Open Year Round|
|Learn More||Official Website|
When to Visit: Weather vs. Peak Visitation
We crunched 30 years of historical weather and/or park service data to find the best months to visit Chiricahua National Monument. We looked for the optimal temperatures, the least amount of snow and rain, and stayed away from peak visitation months if we could help it. All this data then helped us paint a picture as to what the absolute best time to visit Chiricahua National Monument is.
Our data shows the best months to visit Chiricahua National Monument are October, May, June & April.
Chiricahua National Monument Road Trips
Many family vacations consist of stringing one or more national parks together during a week-long trip. Creating these types of trips is our specialty! Here are the road trips we've created where Chiricahua National Monument is visited.
|Trip Name||Trip Miles||Trip Days|
Other Nearby National Park Sites
From national monuments, to historic sites to seashores and more, here are the other parks closest to Chiricahua National Monument.
|Fort Bowie National Historic Site||11 mi|
|Saguaro National Park||69 mi|
|Coronado National Memorial||70 mi|
|Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument||105 mi|
|Casa Grande Ruins National Monument||144 mi|
|Tonto National Monument||152 mi|
|Hohokam Pima National Monument||171 mi|
|Chamizal National Memorial||171 mi|
|White Sands National Park||193 mi|
Nearby Campsites & RV Parks
If you are looking to pitch a tent or park an RV at a campsite near Chiricahua National Monument, here is a list of the closest campsites in the surrounding area. They all have slightly different amenitites, so its best to check them all out instead of just chosing the first on the list.
|Bonita Canyon - Chiricahua National Monument||Willcox, AZ more||0 miles|
|Pinery Canyon||Portal, AZ more||7 miles|
|Rustler Park||Rodeo NM, AZ more||8 miles|
|West Turkey Creek||Douglas, AZ more||10 miles|
|Herb Martyr||Portal, AZ more||12 miles|
|John Hands||Rodeo NM, AZ more||12 miles|
|Sunny Flat||Rodeo NM, AZ more||14 miles|
|Stewart||Portal, AZ more||14 miles|
|Idlewilde||Rodeo NM, AZ more||14 miles|
|Rucker Forest Camp||Elfrida, AZ more||16 miles|
Nearest Ski Resorts
For those of you who are the diehard outdoors type, visiting a national park on a ski trip can be quite the adventure. Here are the ski resorts within 100 miles of Chiricahua National Monument:
|Mt. Lemmon||Mount Lemmon, AZ||9,150 ft||48%||87 mi|
When visiting a National park, many people are faced with either a very long drive across country, or a much shorter flight. For those of you looking to fly into Chiricahua National Monument, we've listed the closest airports in the area.
A large airport has scheduled major airline service with millions of passengers per year. This type of airport always accepts international flights. Here are the closest large airports to Chiricahua National Monument.
|Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport||PHX||Phoenix, AZ||183 mi|
|Lake Havasu City International Airport||LHS||Lake Havasu City, AZ||327 mi|
|Harry Reid International Airport||LAS||Las Vegas, NV||435 mi|
|San Diego International Airport||SAN||San Diego, CA||459 mi|
|Ontario International Airport||ONT||Ontario, CA||498 mi|
A medium-sized airport has scheduled regional airline service. This type of airport may or may not accept international flights. Here are the closest medium-sized airports to Chiricahua National Monument.
|Sierra Vista Municipal Airport / Libby Army Air Field||FHU||Fort Huachuca / Sierra Vista, AZ||65 mi|
|Tuscon International Airport||TUS||Tuscon, AZ||93 mi|
|Phoenix–Mesa Gateway Airport||AZA||Mesa, AZ||161 mi|
|El Paso International Airport||ELP||El Paso, TX||175 mi|
|Flagstaff Pulliam International Airport||FLG||Flagstaff, AZ||254 mi|
|Prescott International Airport - Ernest A. Love Field||PRC||Prescott, AZ||254 mi|
|Albuquerque International Sunport||ABQ||Albuquerque, NM||262 mi|
Credits: Campground data provided by USCampgrounds.info. Map shapes from CartographyVectors. Weather data from NOAA. Airport data from OurAirports.com. Images from Unsplash, Flickr and Parks&Trips. All data has also been updated and augmented by Parks&Trips.