Chiricahua National Monument, Arizona
Thursday May 21 to Sunday, May 24 2020
7 HOUR DRIVE FROM PALM SPRINGS
(ABOUT THE SAME DRIVE TIME AS Grand Canyon)
Chiricahua National Monument, Arizona
Don't stress about finding the most jaw-dropping scenic views at Chiricahua. They're everywhere.
Off the beaten path but well worth the 37-mile detour from the highway, this awe-inspiring monument awaits. It's a wonderland of rocks: standing up rocks, balancing rocks and towering pinnacles. All this eye-candy the handiwork of an ancient volcano eruption just south of the park.
Covering 11,985 acres, this national monument's mild climate makes it a joy to explore year-round. 17 miles of day-use hiking trails provide an irresistible opportunity to discover the terrain on foot. Choose from half a dozen easy walks under a mile, or tackle a more challenging route. The park has several moderate and strenuous trails all mapped out that range from one to eight hours in duration. The longest lets you cover 9.5 fascinating miles.
Flush toilets and potable water are provided and all campers have access to food storage lockers.
All sites have a picnic table, grill, tent pad, and the group site has fire pit. Utility hookups are not provided
FOOD STORAGE LOCKERS MUST BE SHARED AND MUST BE USED!
Chiricahua fox squirrels, coati-mundi, javelina, and black bears can visit the camping area
The Group Site Holds 24 campers
But I am only taking 18 campers
only 5 cars can be parked at the camping spot and those cars will be for those who transport 3 or more campers.
All remaining cars will be parked at the Visitor Center which is 1/2 walking distance. There is a trail from the camping site to the Visitor Center.
The unique geology, geographic location, and diverse ecology of the park all play a role in its incredible animal diversity. In all, there are 71 species of mammals, 46 species of reptiles, 8 amphibians, 171 species of birds, and uncounted numbers of insects that regularly occur at Chiricahua National Monument.
ADDITIONAL THINGS TO KNOW
1. WILCOX, AZ IS A 40 MINUTE DRIVE FROM THE CAMPSITE
A.That is the closest area for firewood and grocery purchase.
2. Everyone will need to bring at least one bundle of FIREWOOD or purchase a bundle at Wilcox, AZ.
3. NO CELL PHONE COVERAGE. You will need to leave the National Monument and go towards Wilcox, AZ if you need to make a call. This is true camping.
BEFORE YOU SIGN UP PLEASE KNOW THE FOLLOWING:
IT COULD SNOW, IT COULD BE 100 DEGREES, IT COULD RAIN, IT COULD BE WINDY. NONE OF THESE ARE REASONS FOR REFUNDS. WE POWER THROUGH AS WE HAVE DONE WITH Death Valley, ZION, Grand Canyon, and all of our other camping adventures. Each time despite the weather we have a great time.
There are no showers at the campground. The closest hot showers is at Wilcox, Arizona TA Truck Stop #226 (Willcox, AZ).
KIDS 12 OR UNDER
NEED A TENT?
YOU CAN RENT A 4 PERSON TENT FROM ME FOR
YOU MUST REQUEST A HEAD OF TIME.
YOU ARE NOT SIGNED UP UNTIL EITHER DEPOSIT OR FULL PAYMENT HAS BEEN RECEIVED
I totally expect this trip to sell out
Refunds are only issue if there is a waiting list and those on the list purchase your spot directly from you.
This is a rain or shine event. Full Refunds will only occur if Nation Park closes park for any unforeseen reason. PAYMENT, CASH, CHECK, PAYPAL, VENMO, QUICKCASH, FACEBOOK PAY...THERE ARE PROBABLY OTHERS.
REQUEST TO PAY
A GOOD ATTITUDE IS REQUIRED
Lastly, A GOOD ATTITUDE IS A MUST. I CAN SHOW YOU NATURE BUT I CAN'T PROVIDE YOU A GOOD EXPERIANCE.
YOUR CHANCE TO HAVE A FUN TIME REQUIRES A GOOD ATTITUDE AND PATIENCE. I WILL AS GROUP LEADER POINT OUT BAD ATTITUDES AND DRUNKEN BEHAVIOR. NO DISCUSSION OF POLITICS, RELIGION, OR BUGGING PEOPLE TO DATE YOU.... THERE IS A $5 JAR FOR BREAKING OUR POLITICS, RELIGION OR BUGGING PEOPLE TO DATE YOU JAR.
All the Best,