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.
Chiricahua National Monument Chiricahua NM $5 per person / 7 Day Entrance Fee
Paved - Car Okay
To Echo Canyon Trailhead From I-10 exit 340 in Willcox, head south on highway 186 for about 33.2 miles to highway 181. Turn left (east) onto highway 181, and follow it for 3 miles to the Chiricahua National Monument entrance. (see fee above) Follow the road (which later becomes "Scenic Drive") for approximately 7.5 miles beyond the Monument entrance, to the sign for Echo Canyon and Sugarloaf picnic areas. Turn right, and follow the road to the turnoff for the Echo Canyon trailhead/parking area on your left. The trail begins at the far end of the Echo Canyon parking lot, next to the trail information sign.
From PHX (I-10 & AZ-51) 236 mi, 3 hours 50 mins From TUC (Jct 1-10 & Grant) 126 mi, 2 hours 20 mins From FLG (Jct I-17 & I-40) 379 mi, 5 hours 56 mins