Chiricahua National Monument

Chiricahua National Monument 

The camping at the National Monument is for 29ft and under so we stayed in Willcox, Arizona. The scenic drive & upper canyon trailhead is closed at this time. We hiked the Lower Rhyolite Canyon Trail before the visitor center opened. We saw several birds along this trail. I hope to see some rocks that looked good. I hope one is Rhyolite Tuff.

The visitor center opened so I had my passport book stamped. Then, we hiked the Silver Spur Meadow Trail starting at the Faraway Ranch Picnic area. The trails here are well maintained.(picture below) We saw several Arizona White-tailed deer by the entrance of the trail. I thought it was interesting that its the smallest subspecies of white-tailed deer in North America. I would return to the park when the scenic drive and upper canyon trail is open. There are many places we didn’t get a chance to explore.

Happy RVing!

Birding

  • Grey-headed Junco
  • Yellow-rumped Warbler
  • Mexican Jay
  • Painted Redstart
  • Red-tailed Hawk
  • Crow
  • Acorn Woodpecker
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