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Coronado National Memorial

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Address: 4101 E Montezuma Canyon Rd, Hereford, AZ 85615-9376
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Comprised of 4,750 acres of oak woodlands along the border of the United...

Comprised of 4,750 acres of oak woodlands along the border of the United States and Mexico, this living memorial commemorates the first major exploration of the American Southwest by Europeans.

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Cool drive and spectacular views from the top

Fun dirt road drive along a shelf road to the top. From there you get a 300 degree view of the valley. We hit it on a clear day and could see 'Russia from our back yard... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Paul S
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48 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fun dirt road drive along a shelf road to the top. From there you get a 300 degree view of the valley. We hit it on a clear day and could see 'Russia from our back yard'...... well we could see across the boarder to Mexico. We drive up and back but there is a back road down the other... More 

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Thank Paul S
Ottawa, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 178 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Drove up to the top. Lots of curve and slow ride up, but well worth the effort. Then the hike to the peak where the views are great, albeit very windy on the day we went. Tried to hike to the border marker but quit along the way as it was difficult to see where it all ended and it... More 

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Thank sycha
Los Angeles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Good history lesson here, followed by a drive up a windy, unpaved road for two miles to the mountain top parking area. Then a pleasant hike to the vista point for a great 360 degree view of the surrounding area. Kind of remote, yes. But a worthwhile detour for folks interested in early history of our country.

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Sierra Vista, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2017

Having lived here a few years we never ventured to the Coronado National Memorial. I don't know why we waited so long. We had visitors from Vermont and decided it would be something to do in the early afternoon. We first stopped at the visitor's center and enjoyed the history of the area from information boards in the center. There... More 

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Thank Gregory J
Hereford, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2017

The Coronado National Memorial is a must see if you are in Southeast Arizona. It is without a doubt a fabulous place to hike. We hiked the short trail to Geronimo's cave and with a flash light went inside. It is just a beautiful hike to the cave. We have done this short hike to explore the cave several times.... More 

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Rego Park, New York
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184 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017

Down by the border (visible on the road) is Coronado National Memorial, a small but choice monument that has beautiful views of the mountain passes. The visitor center has an interesting exhibit on the contribution Coronado made to the exploration of the West. The hike to the cave is manageable to those who don't have the full vigor to explore... More 

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Iowa City, Iowa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

We hiked the Yaqui trail which leads to the border of US and Mexico. There is a small monument there which is cool for picture taking. The hike itself was a bit boring. 3.8 miles round trip from the peak. The drive to the peak was a little concerning as it was a winding dirt road, especially with a large... More 

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Peachtree City, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2017 via mobile

When I planned a trip to Chiricahua NM in the morning and Coronado NM in the afternoon, I assumed the latter would be a nice thing to do after the highpoint of the morning. But with no disrespect meant to Chiricahua, I found that it was Coronado that truly blew me away. I drove east from Bisbee to get there.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

If you are afraid of heights, let someone else drive your vehicle. If you have a mountain bike or cross bike, ride to the top. There is a short hike and many other side trails when you get to the top. If you're cycling you can take the fire road down the other side and out towards Parker Lake for... More 

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Thank 825michellez
Winston Salem, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

The staff is very friendly at this small visitor center that does a great job at encapsulating the history of the southwest. There are hiking trails and driving routes that give you awesome views of the area. It is worth stopping just to see the visitor center or a longer visit that includes a hike.

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