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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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+1 520-366-5515

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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Great Drive

I need to qualify my rating. We drove but did not hike. Also, we stopped about a half mile short of the Montezuma scenic overlook. The view was beautiful but not what it would... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
South Lyon, Michigan
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South Lyon, Michigan
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481 reviews
198 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I need to qualify my rating. We drove but did not hike. Also, we stopped about a half mile short of the Montezuma scenic overlook. The view was beautiful but not what it would have been had we continued to the overlook. That brings me to the caution to stop at the visitor center on the way in! We stopped... More 

Thank gblack7205
Ontario, Canada
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13 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We enjoyed this tucked away monument. The visitor centre has awesome information and is very educational...we spent close to an hour just reading all the different displays. Then it was on to the summit, along a 3.4 mile mostly gravel road. I'd driven the Moki Dugway in Utah before--this road is every bit as challenging. A large parking lot at... More 

Thank jane s
Fairfax County, Virginia
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31 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 22 April 2017

The drive to the parking lot and the views it affords is great in itself. Once at the parking level there are facilities available and displays about the history. If you can, take the walk up to the summit. It's uphill but they constructed steps where feasible. Once at the top, you can enjoy the views from a covered platform,... More 

Thank anwrootbeer2017
Grand Jucntion
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10 reviews
8 attraction reviews
Reviewed 12 April 2017

Fun little memorial, helpful rangers. Bring your head lamp and check out the cave. It is self guided so different from any protected cave that I have explored.

Thank Kate V
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147 reviews
59 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 April 2017

Coronado National Monument is free to visit. There is a nice visitor centre with lots of information on the area, and a huge picnic area across the road. The road is paved until just past the visitor centre and then is a good gravel road about 2 miles to the top parking lot, although it is narrow and very winding.... More 

Thank IslandWest
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85 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

Whether you choose to explore the cave or hike to summit...you just cant go wrong. Parking at ranger station and hiking to top is beautiful. Steep in some areas, always windy. Keep your eyes peeled for wildlife. Exploring the cave requires light, maybe a dust mask (gets really dusty when people are walking around). If you dont want to hike... More 

Thank Jay M
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55 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 March 2017 via mobile

The Coronado National Monument has spectacular views of both Mexico and Arizona. I recommend hiking to the overlook from the visitor's center and then continuing down the trail to the border fence. You will see a good selection of southern Arizona flora, possibly deer, various lizards, and possibly snakes (watch out for rattlers, but they are very easy to go... More 

Thank Meghan R
Payson, Arizona
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236 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 March 2017

Made a quick side trip to Coronado National Memorial while in the area. Wish we could have had more time to plan and hike some trails that are available but instead we were limited to the visitor center and short drive to the peak and small hike to Coronado Peak. Memorial charges no admission fees but please consider donating to... More 

Thank Southwest_Gaucho
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57 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017 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 

Thank Paul S
Ottawa, Canada
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526 reviews
150 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 180 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017

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 

Thank sycha

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