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Chiricahua National Monument

Explore the stunning Chiricahua National Monument in Willcox, Arizona, where the "Land of Standing-Up Rocks" awaits. Marvel at unique rock formations, hike through diverse landscapes, and uncover the area's volcanic history. A haven for nature enthusiasts and adventurers alike, Chiricahua offers unforgettable views and a peaceful escape into nature's wonders. Don't miss this breathtaking Arizona gem.

[Chiricahua National Monument]   

[Chiricahua map]

[Flora species checklist]   [Bird species checklist]

[Full species checklist]


Dos Cabezas

Dos Cabezas are a mountain range in Cochise County. Spanish for two heads, the Dos Cabezas are famous for their two granite peaks. With steep mountain slopes, vegetated ground floors, and abundant wildlife, these mountains are a popular destination for outdoor adventurists. Within the Dos Cabezas mountain range lies an unincorporated community of the same name, often referred to as a ghost town.

[Dos Cabezas general information]

[Dos Cabezas map]


Cochise Stronghold


Cochise Stronghold is located in the Dragoon Mountains within Coronado National Forest. Once the operations site for the renowned Apache Chief, Cochise, and his 1000 people, this stunning woodland area boasts both history and beauty – granite domes and sheer cliffs surround this rugged natural forest. RV and tent campsites are available. For more information please call the Douglas Ranger District at (520) 364-3468.

[Cochise Stronghold history and general information]

[Bird species list]  [Topographic map]


Fort Bowie

Step into history at Fort Bowie near Willcox, Arizona, a key site in the Apache Wars and a gateway to the Wild West's past. Wander through historic ruins, scenic trails, and learn the tales of Apache warriors and U.S. Army conflicts. With its captivating landscape and rich history, Fort Bowie isn't just a visit—it's an experience. Join us and feel the legacy of the American frontier. Don't miss the chance to explore this Arizona treasure.

Fort Bowie witnessed almost 25 years of conflict between the Chiricahua Apache and the US Army. It remains a tangible connection to the turbulent era of the late 1800s. Explore the history of Fort Bowie and Apache Pass as you hike the 1.5-mile trail to the visitor center and old fort ruins. Today, this peaceful landscape stands in stark contrast to the violence that once gripped this land.

[Fort Bowie] 

[Fort Bowie Map]

[Bird species checklist]  [Floral species checklist]


More Information

Willcox: At the Heart of Southern Arizona’s Natural Wonders. Positioned within an hour’s drive of countless destinations, Willcox stands as a central hub for exploring the diverse landscapes and wildlife of Southern Arizona. Beyond our renowned hiking trails, the region brims with opportunities for nature enthusiasts to delve into the vast beauty of the desert, mountains, and beyond. From the intricate ecosystems of local flora and fauna to the panoramic vistas that stretch across the horizon, Willcox is your starting point for adventures in every direction. Discover the boundless nature that surrounds us, and find yourself in the middle of it all in Willcox.

Prepare for your outdoor adventure by reviewing these important tips:

National Park Service's "Ten Essentials" for an Outdoor Trip

National Park Service's 7 Ways to Safely Watch Wildlife

Leave No Trace's 7 Principles



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