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Sarah Deming/Rhyolite Trails (I/UI)

Date:Destination:Sarah Deming/Rhyolite Trails
Level:I/UIArea:Chiricahua National Monument
Approx hike distance in miles:7.5Hike leader:
Low to high elevation gain:600Hike leader phone:
Accum elevation gain in feet:N/AHike leader email address:
Departing the Union Center:Please arrive 15 minutes early. & sign in
Recommended gas donation:N/A
Unpaved miles:NonePark entry fee per vehicle:Yes, see below
Road conditions:GoodWebsite for reference info:N/A
High clearance vehicle req'd:NoTrailhead GPS coordinates:N/A


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:YesGloves Required:No


Special Instructions:

This is a point to point hike through the spectacular rock formations of Chiricahua National Monument. Overall the hike is downhill, but there is a 600’ climb near the start. The hike wanders through the Heart of Rocks Loop. Bring water, lunch and a snack. There is an entrance fee per vehicle or a National Parks Pass. Please note that there are no gas stations near the Monument. Get gas in Willcox.


From McDonalds in Willcox, follow Hwy 186 (Rex Allen Dr.) south for 32 miles to Hwy 181. Turn left (east) on Hwy 181 to the visitor center. Shuttle leaves at 9:00 am for the trailhead or follow Bonita Canyon Dr. to trailhead.