- Hereford, AZ
- Coronado National Memorial
4101 East Montezuma Canyon Road
Hereford, AZ 85615
- (520) 366-5515
- OPERATING HOURS, SEASONS:
- Daily, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Closed on Thanksgiving and Christmas Day.
- CLIMATE, RECOMMENDED CLOTHING:
- Summers are warm with frequent thunderstorms in July and August. Winter temperatures
often fall below freezing at night with occasional light snowfalls.
- From I-10 exit south on Hwy. 90 to Sierra Vista then south on Hwy. 92 to Coronado
Memorial Highway. (From Bisbee, take Hwy 92 west). The visitor center is five miles
southwest of Hwy. 92.
- To Park: take Hwy. 92 by personal vehicle.
In Park: personal vehicle or bicycle on East Montezuma Canyon Road.
- FEES, COSTS, RATES:
- No fees. Donations accepted at visitor center.
- FACILITIES AND OPPORTUNITIES:
- Visitor Center/Exhibits:
Small museum with authentic and replica 16th century arms and armor; nine-minute video on
Coronado's Expedition; period costumes for visitors to try on; wildlife and bird exhibits.
- Trails, Roads:
- East Montezuma Canyon Road is paved from Hwy. 92 to one mile west of the visitor center,
then it is a narrow, unpaved mountain road (24 ft. vehicle length limit) to the scenic
overlook at Montezuma Pass. The dirt road continues west into the Coronado National
Forest. There are hiking trails from the visitor center west to Montezuma Pass (3.1
miles); from Montezuma Pass south to Coronado Peak (0.4 miles); from Montezuma Pass north
to Miller Peak (5.3 miles) connecting with trails in the Miller Peak Wilderness; and from
the visitor center to Coronado Cave (0.75 miles, permit required).
- History and nature programs and tours of Coronado Cave for groups when scheduled in
advance and for the general public on weekends during the busy seasons.
- Lodging and camping facilities:
- None in Memorial. Lodging in Sierra Vista and Bisbee. Camping on adjacent forest lands.
- Restaurants and groceries in Sierra Vista and Bisbee.
- Other Concessions/NPS-Managed Visitor Facilities and
A Bookstore in the visitor center managed by Southwest Parks and Monuments Association.
- Visitor center parking, rest rooms, museum and bookstore are accessible for persons in
wheelchairs. Video is closed captioned. Picnic area has one site with accessible parking,
rest room and table. Montezuma Pass has accessible parking and rest rooms. Video, most
museum exhibits and all wayside signs are in English and Spanish.
- Special Needs:
- Buses and RV's should park in the picnic area.
- RECOMMENDED ACTIVITIES/PARK USE:
- Visiting the museum; hiking; bird watching; picnicking; spelunking.
- Permits for Coronado Cave are obtained at the visitor center free of charge.
Reservations for large groups in the visitor center and picnic area should be made at
least two to four weeks in advance. Special use and filming permits are arranged on an
- BASIC VISIT RECOMMENDATIONS:
- Allow two hours to visit museum and scenic overlook at Montezuma Pass, and an additional
half-hour to hike to Coronado Peak. Allow two hours for a visit to Coronado Cave and bring
two flashlights per person. Pets are not allowed on hiking trails and should not be left
unattended in parked vehicles, especially in warm weather.
- VISITOR IMPACTS:
- Information concerning road conditions to Montezuma Pass is available at visitor center.
- ADJACENT VISITOR ATTRACTIONS:
- Coronado National Forest and Miller Peak Wilderness; San Pedro National Riparian
Conservation Area; Ramsey Canyon Preserve.
- ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
- Write the Superintendent, 4101 East Montezuma Canyon Road, Hereford, AZ 85615 or call