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Chiricahua Peak - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting

Chiricahua Peak, Arizona 85607, USA

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About Chiricahua Peak

The Chiricahua Mountains are located in southeast Arizona in Cochise County and the summit, It is the highest point of the county and one of just 57 "Ultra" prominent peaks in the lower-48 states, with over 5,000 feet of prominence above the desert floors.Much of the peak was severely burned in recent times, which creates vast open views across the landscape. This includes views across the Basin and Range to Mount Lemmon, Mount Graham, and Mount Wrightson.


Attractions Near Chiricahua Peak

Cave Creek Canyon
Cave Creek Canyon13.27km from Chiricahua Peak

Cave Creek Canyon is located in southeastern Arizona, on the eastern side of the Chiricahua Mountains. Grasslands and desert cover the base of the range, with Ponderosa Pine, Douglas Fir, and Engelmann Spruce at the higher elevations. . It is the largest and most biologically diverse canyon in the Chiricahua Mountains. It’s a favorite haunt of bird watchers and nature lovers, and is the home of the American Museum of Natural History’s Southwestern Research Station.

Rucker Canyon
Rucker Canyon16.71km from Chiricahua Peak

Rucker Canyon is a major canyon draining the western central-south of the Chiricahua Mountains, the central landform of the eastern third of Cochise County, Arizona's extreme southeast, bordering southwest New Mexico. The canyon contains Rucker Creek, and upstream closer to the headwaters, the small Rucker Lake. It is famous for historic Camp Rucker.

Big Balanced Rock
Big Balanced Rock16.71km from Chiricahua Peak

Big Balanced Rock Trail is next to Totem Canyon and is located in Cochise County, Arizona, United States. Big Balanced Rock Trail has a length of 1.65 kilometres.

Massai Point
Massai Point18.07km from Chiricahua Peak

Massai Point Overlook is a loop trail that provides a good opportunity to view wildlife located near San Simon, Arizona.m It is one of the iconic attraction in this area and also there are so many things to see and experience here.

Echo Canyon Trail
Echo Canyon Trail18.28km from Chiricahua Peak

Echo Canyon Loop is a 6.4 kilometer heavily trafficked loop trail located near Willcox, Arizona that offers the chance to see wildlife. This loop consists of Echo Canyon, Hailstone, and Ed Riggs Trails. Most people prefer to hike the loop counter-clockwise since walking up the Ed Riggs Trail is less strenuous than the Echo Canyon Trail. The route winds through spectacular rock formations including the Grottoes and Wallstreet to the densely wooded Echo Park

Rhyolite Canyon
Rhyolite Canyon18.73km from Chiricahua Peak

Rhyolite Canyon Trail is an out-and-back trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near San Simon, Arizona.The trail is primarily used for hiking, running, and bird watching and is accessible year-round.

Where is Chiricahua Peak

Discover More Attractions in Cochise County, Where Chiricahua Peak Is Located

Cochise County
Cochise County
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Cochise County is a county in the southeastern corner of the U.S. state of Arizona. Here are great outdoor opportunities for hiking, rock climbing, camping, picnicking, & bird watching. This County also has great opportunities for peaceful relaxation, particularly at the many Inns, B&B's, & guest ranches. Whether it's adventure or tranquility you seek, you can easily find it here.

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