Dangers & Annoyances

Rubbing up against the Mexican border, this remote monument is a popular crossing for undocumented immigrants and drug smugglers, and large sections are closed to the public. A steel fence intended to stop illegal off-road car crossings marks its southern boundary. In 2002, 28-year-old ranger Kris Eggle, for whom the visitor center is named, was killed by drug traffickers while on patrol in the park. Call ahead or check the visitor center website for current accessibility.

Tourist Information

Kris Eggle Visitor Center. Located 22 miles south of Why. Has information, drinking water, books, exhibits and ranger-led programs from January to March.