A wonderfully rugged yet whimsical wonderland, Chiricahua National Monument is one of Arizona's most unique and evocative landscapes. Rain, thunder and wind have chiseled volcanic rocks into fluted pinnacles, natural bridges, gravity-defying balancing boulders and soaring spires reaching skyward like totem poles carved in stone. The remoteness made Chiricahua (pronounced 'cheery-cow-wha') a favorite hiding place of Apache warrior Cochise and his men. Today the same quality attracts birds and wildlife, including bobcats, bears, deer, coatis and javelinas.
Past the entrance, the paved Bonita Canyon Scenic Drive climbs 8 miles to Massai Point at 6870ft, passing several scenic pullouts and trailheads along the way. RVs longer than 29ft are not allowed beyond the visitor center, which is about 2 miles along the road.