A “Wonderland of Rocks” is waiting for you to explore at Chiricahua National Monument. This forest of rock spires was eroded from layers of ash deposited by the Turkey Creek Volcano eruption 27 million years ago. The 8 mile paved scenic drive and 18 miles of day-use hiking trails provide opportunities to discover the beauty, natural sounds, and inhabitants of this 11,985 acre site. Visit the Faraway Ranch Historic District to discover more about the people who have called this area home: Chiricahua Apaches, Buffalo Soldiers, Erickson and Stafford families.
As seen at https://www.nps.gov/chir/index.htm
Winston, New Mexico
Approximately 6.5 hours (340 miles) from our ranch. Nicknamed the "Wonderland of Rocks" is a stunning national monument sure to blow you away. The formation of these rocks is like nothing you have ever seen and is a great addition to a family vacation at the Geronimo Trail Guest Ranch!
Our family loves visiting Chiricahua National Monument and Fort Bowie National HIstoric Site! We recommend adding a few days to your Elkhorn experience. If you stay in Willcox, Arizona for a few nights, you can have great day trips to the Chiricahua National Monument and Fort Bowie. Adding Tombstone, Bisbee, and Douglas to your southeastern Arizona tour will round out your journey into Western history and the days of the Apache wars, Pony Express, and Butterfield Stage Route. Be in touch and we'll share our ideas!