Hike Detail Sheet,  Hikes,  Intermediate


Date:March 20,2024Destination:Echo Canyon
Level:IArea:Chiricahua National Mounument
Approx hike distance in miles:5.5Hike leader:Greg Waterman
Low to high elevation gain:600Hike leader phone:(716) 998-9187
Accum elevation gain in feet:Hike leader email:gregh2oman@gmail.com
Departure time - Union Center parking lot:Please arrive 10 minutes early to check in
Recommended gas donation:$10
Unpaved miles:NonePark entry fee per vehicle:Yes, per car or National Park Pass
Road conditions:GoodWebsite for reference info:https;//nps.gov/chir/index/htm
High clearance vehicle req'd:NoTrailhead GPS coordinates:32.0054'N,109.3565'W


Maintained Trail:YesUneven Footing:Yes
Steep Side Drop-offs:NoSteep Trail:
Off Trail (scratchy):NoSlippery Trail Surfaces:No
Use of Hands Required:NoBoulder Hopping:No
Difficulty :ModerateWater Crossings:No
Restrooms at Trailhead:NoGloves Required:No

Special Instructions:

This is a point-to-point hike through the spectacular rock formations of the Chiricahua National Monument. Overall, the hike is downhill with some uphill mixed in. We end up back at the visitor center, Please note that are no gas stations at the Monument so gas up in Wilcox. Bring a snack and water.



Beginning at the Holiday Inn Express in Willcox, 1251 Virginia Avenue.  Head W on North Circle I Road toward Virginia Avenue. Turn left on Virginia Avenue. In .2 miles, turn left onto Fort Grant Rd. In 1.3 miles turn right onto AZ 186 E/N Haskell Avenue(signs for I-10 Business) In .7 miles turn left onto AZ 186 E/E Maley Street.  Follow AZ 186 for 31 miles.  Turn left onto AZ 181 E and continue 5.2 miles.  Turn right to stay on Bonita Canyon Road.  Enter the Chiricahua National Monument Visitor Center.