Tucson Travel – Chiricahua National Monument


Every once in a while you you see a roadsign that attracts your interest and decide to make a detour to see it. I had never heard of Chiricahua National Monument until I saw the brown sign on the side of I-10 on a prior trip heading east from Tuscon, and a few days ago when I was looking for something to do I decided to go there.

It’s a fair drive from I-10 to the monument, but given that it is up in the higher elevation grasslands it’s a reasonable change of scenery from the Tucson area and not at all unpleasant. About the time you start to wonder if it is worth it, you come around a bend into a valley and find yourself presented with a stunning sight of rock pillers. A few minutes more is the visitor center, and from there the drive up to the…

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