Chiricahua National Monument


Chir·i·ca·hua National Monument

geographical name \ˌchir-ə-ˈkä-wə, locally also ˈchir-ə-ˌka\

Definition of CHIRICAHUA NATIONAL MONUMENT

area of curious rock formations SE Arizona

Chiricahua National Monument

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Natural area, southeastern Arizona, U.S. Unusual volcanic rock formations forming a wilderness of tall pinnacles are crowded into 19 sq mi (48.5 sq km) of ridge and canyon on the western flank of the Chiricahua Mountains. Established in 1924, the park unfolds a geologic story dating back millions of years. The region was once a stronghold of Apache Indians under Cochise and Geronimo.

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