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Today marks the start of National Park Week, and we couldn't do what we do without our volunteers! In 2017, more than 315,000 people contributed over 7 million volunteer hours to the National Park Service! THANK YOU VOLUNTEERS!!!

As Martin Luther King Jr., said “Everybody can be great. Because anybody can serve. You don't have to have a college degree to serve. You don't have to make your subject and your verb agree to serve.... You don't have to know the second theory of thermodynamics in physics to serve. You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love.” NPS photos

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Angie Pace
· March 5, 2018
Super rad place. Be prepared when you show up here. Bring enough water and understand the map and time management for the sunset. If you do the big loop and wanting to hit inspiration point... Underst...and the time it will take you with the hike itself and the exploration that is involved. We didn't and luckily had a high lumens fully charged tactical flashlight and trekking poles to help navigate our way back in the dark to the Echo parking lot from the Sarah Deming Trail... It was a journey for sure. Loved it though only because we had the tools to get back. Can't reiterate the water thing... Luckily we had snow for back up and don't put snow in your Yeti... It won't melt to water! I'd do it again in a heartbeat! Some of the trails are challenging and wear the appropriate shoes and layers. Love love love this place! See More
Shelly Pruett Mason
· November 5, 2017
My favorite place in Arizona. Been here 11 years and nothing beats this for me. Jim Cassidy and the 2 Ladies working at the visitor center today were amazing. Jim changed my flat tire and shared info ...about this beautiful place. Love, love, love!!! See More
Jenn Van
· January 15, 2018
Love the park and the rangers there. Very nice! Breathtaking views with fresh air! Hike isn’t that hard! Love it!
Susan L Moulton
· October 22, 2017
What a literally breathlessly beautiful park . Thank you so much for letting those of us running the Boulder Dash 13k/30k enjoy such a beautiful place with such amazing scenery and history.
Robert Thornhill
· April 2, 2017
Sandstone layers from ancient seabeds stood on end by uplift and volcanism, then weathered by wind and water into fantastic cliffs, pillars, hoodoos, and balanced rocks. This is one of the most specta...cular places I have ever seen. There are great trails to hike and a road to the peak with fantastic views day or night. It's a place full of wonders that exemplifies why we must save all our national parks, monuments, and historic sites at any cost. See More
Erica Rios
· November 19, 2017
Beautiful, unique and magical!! I can't wait to go back
Sue Rockey
· May 28, 2017
This is a great, not very well known place! This monument is about 35 miles from Wilcox, AZ. There is not much else to do in the area- but if you love unique geology, hiking and amazing beauty- it i...s well worth the drive. The rock formations are spectacular! There are several moderate trails- and a daily hiker shuttle (one daily at 9am) that takes hikers from the visitor center to the top of the trails. The staff and rangers are awesome! Again- well worth the drive!!! See More
Jim Green
· October 22, 2015
We stayed at the KOA in Benson which was a good starting point for many sights of the area. Make sure your camera is charged there are so many opportunities here. The geographical forms shape by this ...eruption are endless. Lots of well marked hiking trails for all capabilities. Stop at the interpretive centre and get a map. The folks there are very friendly and helpful. Nice gift shop. We spent an entire day in the park. Lots of places for picnics. See More
Judy Benschop
· December 6, 2015
Beautiful area. We stayed at the Bonita Canyon campground. A lot of wildlife! We saw deer, woodpeckers, Mexican jays, some kind of small chipmunk, quail and deer all on the campground.
We hiked the Ec...ho Canyon trail. The rock formations are stunning. Great hike; very well made path by CCC. Saw a small mountain lion on our way back out of the park. See More
Julz A. Rios Valiano-Brun
· September 6, 2017
The beauty took my breath away. We will definitely be returning in the near future. I look forward to camping and hiking these wonderous mountains.
Laura Leebrick
· August 17, 2017
Given a chance, go explore this magnificent part of Arizona. Maintained roads, friendly staff at the welcome center. All levels of hiking. 8/17 was alive with green! Picturesque!
Howard Maubach
· May 22, 2017
Such a beautiful, peaceful and relaxing place that should be on everyone's bucket list of things to see. Been in southern Arizona for 15 years and just visited for the first time, only regret is not ...visiting sooner. See More
Robin Mulik
· November 2, 2014
What an amazing place we camped for the first time in years. We couldn't pick a better place. The hiking, The night 'blue skies", park facilities, the creek and friendly neighbors! A hidden secret in... southern AZ. See More
Denise Earles
· March 19, 2016
So worth going to. Not that long of a drive. Easy to get to. Clean well kept campground. Bathroom was heated at night so you don't freeze your bum. Trails ranging in difficulty. Just wish the scenic r...oad was open. See More
Richard George
· December 8, 2016
I will take the view from Massai point with me for the rest of my life. My new favorite National Monument.
Patti DellaCorte
· April 25, 2017
Thrillingly scenic and remote. I have visited twice, each time just for the day, and hope to return. I particularly enjoyed the hike from the Visitor Center to the Heart of Rocks (and back) and the cl...imb to the top of Sugarloaf Mountain. See More
Roberta MacIntyre
· October 30, 2013
had the good fortune to visit Echo Canyon in Chricahua Nat. Park last week and found it fascinating. A 2 hour trail loop took us half again as long because we kept stopping to gape at the scenery. H...uge Thanks to the staff in the visitor center on 10/24 who made the recommendation for that trail. Will be coming back next time we are in AZ. See More
Alex Soto
· February 25, 2017
By far one of the most beautiful place I've ever been to, we'll worth the three and a half hour drive from Phoenix!
Bonnie H Sheppard
· December 29, 2014
This place was practically in my back yard. Went hiking up there once most awesome site I've ever seen. Use to drive through Texas Canyon, was amazed at the sites. Nothing can compare to the Chiricah...ua's though. The "Punch and Judy " rock is forever stuck in my mind. Lol Lived in Benson, St. David, Ash Creek and Elfrida a total of 3 1/2 years. Moved back to Oklahoma and we don't have anything as beautiful as that. See More
Judith Cobb
· March 6, 2017
It's unique beauty changes with the sun; showcases the seasons; and is marvelous to hike. We were last there in 2010 so check on safety conerns. We did see drug runners on lesser trails but they ign...ored us and we likewise averted our eyes. See More
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