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“Spectacular views!”

Coronado National Memorial
Ranked #2 of 9 things to do in Hereford
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Owner description: 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.
Midlothian, Texas
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82 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Spectacular views!”
Reviewed 1 December 2013

The museum at the Visitor's Center is interesting and the friendly park rangers share information about recent wildlife activity. The road up to Montezuma Pass Overlook is gravel and a little steep, but the views are spectacular. A short hike up to Coronado's Peak is rewarded with more amazing views. Great way to spend an afternoon or morning.

Visited November 2013
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Tucson, Arizona
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109 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Surprisingly informative”
Reviewed 14 October 2013

This Memorial , basically at the border where Coronado crossed into what is now US territory, tells and displays history in a cozy and friendly way that should not be missed. Then drive up to the top and take in the vast panorama of the mountains and valleys that straddle the US Mexican border.
Lots of wildlife too.

Visited April 2013
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Houston, TX
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113 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 361 helpful votes
“Retrace the footsteps of the Coronado expedition”
Reviewed 16 July 2013

Coronado NM is a nice little weekend distraction. The memorial pays tribute to the Coronado expedition which they believe to have passed through the area. The park lies right on the edge of the US-Mexico border. Take the dusty road up to the top of Coronado peak. Looking south you can see the border wall, and if the skies aren't hazy you can see far into northern Mexico. Yaqui Ridge Trail is accessible from the peak. This trail takes you to boundary marker 102. Back down near the visitor center, wander the trail to Coronado Cave. The cave is neither deep nor extensive, but take a flashlight and enjoy exploring its dark inner recesses.

Visited March 2013
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Sierra Vista, Arizona
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121 reviews
64 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
“Great views”
Reviewed 11 June 2013

First, I will say if you want to drive the whole road to Nogales, do not bring a sedan. Bring something with 4 wheel drive. It's rough and bumpy. However, a standard car can make it to the top of the memorial no problem going slow. Stop in the visitor center to get an idea of the significance of the place and try on some costumes from the Coronado expedition if the mood strikes. The top is beautiful and you can see forever. On one side is the U.S. and on the other side you can see Mexico. There are several options for hiking in this area too. There is a cave hike and a hike up to Coronado peak that are fairly short, but strenuous. If you do this duing the winter, be prepared for ice and snow. I would not recommend it then. It's beautiful in the summer when it's very green from the monsoons.

Visited January 2013
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Mesa, Arizona
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71 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Beautiful!!”
Reviewed 23 May 2013

We stopped by this memorial after leaving Bisbee/Tombstone area of Arizona. Stopped at the welcome center and had a long chat with the Ranger. I wish I could remember her name but she was very knowledgeable and showed us alot of pictures of wildlife that have passed by their camera near the building. She also told us about the Monument Fire in 2011 and how it damaged the area. Other than a few black trees there were few reminders of the damage. The drive to the top was very secnic. We pretty much had the place to ourselves. Only passed a couple of border patrol trucks on the way up/down. The view from the top is amazing!!! Well worth the drive on the unpaved forest road. I drive a Kia Soul and we had no problems. We did not take the hike the last 1/2 mile as we are in no shape for that HAHA. Overall its well worth the trip!!

Visited May 2013
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