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Lower Rhyolite Canyon Trail - Chiricahua NM, AZ

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Difficulty 1.5 of 5
Distance One Way 1.5 miles
Trailhead Elevation 5,371 feet
Elevation Gain 574 feet
Accumulated Gain 574 feet
Kokopelli Seeds 3.41
Dogs not allowed
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Preferred   Mar, Nov, Feb, Apr
Sun  7:18am - 5:39pm
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8 Alternative
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Lower Rhyolite Canyon Trail - Chiricahua NM is a 1.5 mile one way hike with 574 feet elevation gain. Located 33 miles east-southeast of Willcox Arizona. The trailhead is car accessible. March and November are the best months to enjoy this hike.

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    One-Way Notice
    This hike is listed as One-Way.

    When hiking several trails on a single "hike", log it with a generic name that describes the hike. Then link the trails traveled, check out the example.
    WARNING! Hiking and outdoor related sports can be dangerous. Be responsible and prepare for the trip. Study the area you are entering and plan accordingly. Dress for the current and unexpected weather changes. Take plenty of water. Never go alone. Make an itinerary with your plan(s), route(s), destination(s) and expected return time. Give your itinerary to trusted family and/or friends.

    Permit $$

    Coronado Forest
    MVUMs are rarely necessary to review unless mentioned in the description or directions
    Coronado Motor Vehicle Use Maps (MVUMs)

    Chiricahua National Monument
    Chiricahua NM $5 per person / 7 Day Entrance Fee

    Map Drive
    Paved - Car Okay

    To Rhyolite Canyon Trailhead
    Take I-10 east to the I-10 Business Loop exit at Wilcox. Stay on the I-10 Business Loop into Wilcox. (Once into Wilcox, signs for the monument will guide you the rest of the way). Go south on highway 186 from Wilcox at the sign for Chiricahua National Monument. Keep driving south on highway 186 for about 15 miles until a 'T' in the road where 186 goes east towards the monument (it is marked with another sign). Continue east on 186 just a few miles straight into the monument. Pay the entrance to the monument (and pick up a map) and continue for about 1.5 miles to the Visitor Center. (Or take the drive another few miles up to the end and back for some nice views if you like - it's only a few miles). Park in the lot at the Visitor Center and jump on the Rhyolite Canyon Trail at the far end of the lot.

    From PHX (I-10 & AZ-51) 230 mi, 3 hours 38 mins
    From TUC (Jct 1-10 & Grant) 121 mi, 2 hours 7 mins
    From FLG (Jct I-17 & I-40) 374 mi, 5 hours 44 mins
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