Chiricahua National Monument is located about 36 miles southeast of Willcox Arizona. Many amenities and services are available in this local town for RV campers to avail themselves of. Due to its remote location, Ciricahua is a “hidden gem”, and seldom visited, but it is well worth the drive and access by RVs is possible with a campground that accommodates RVs at the site. Campers are advised to fuel up in Wilcox, or Sunizona, as there is no gasoline available at the National Monument.
From Tucson, Arizona, which is about 120 miles from the monument, take the I-10 east to the first Wilcox exit. Proceed 3 miles into town and turn right at the stoplight. Follow the Arizona State Highway 186 for 32 miles to the junction at Highway 181 and turn left. You will reach the entrance to Chrichahua four miles down the access road.
Travelling from Lordsburg, New Mexico, a 100 mile trip, take the I-10 west for 67 miles and use exit 344 at Wilcox. Turn left onto highway 186 and travel 32 mile to Highway 181. Turn left and follow the road four miles to the monument entrance.
The visitor center parking lot has limited room and only vehicles that are a total of 29 feet in length are permitted. If your vehicle is longer than this, park at the Faraway Ranch parking lot about one and a half miles from the visitor center.
The Pinery Canyon Road is a dirt road that travels through the mountains to New Mexico, however, it is closed during the winter months and thunderstorms in the area leave this route in poor condition for most of the year so it is not appropriate for RVs.