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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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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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One of the greatest views of the desert I have ever seen

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... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Fairfax County, Virginia
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Fairfax County, Virginia
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27 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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84 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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38 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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233 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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55 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
Los Angeles
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232 reviews
120 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

Good history lesson here, followed by a drive up a windy, unpaved road for two miles to the mountain top parking area. Then a pleasant hike to the vista point for a great 360 degree view of the surrounding area. Kind of remote, yes. But a worthwhile detour for folks interested in early history of our country.

Thank HikerDave2
Sierra Vista, Arizona
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155 reviews
52 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2017

Having lived here a few years we never ventured to the Coronado National Memorial. I don't know why we waited so long. We had visitors from Vermont and decided it would be something to do in the early afternoon. We first stopped at the visitor's center and enjoyed the history of the area from information boards in the center. There... More 

Thank Gregory J

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