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Chiricahua National Monument
Chiricahua National Monument, Arizona

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Desert grassland in Sulphur Springs Valley

Desert grassland in Sulphur Springs Valley

The flat barren valleys on either side of the Chiricahua Mountains contrast strikingly with the forest covered heights

Chiricahua National Monument, Arizona

Date photographed: March 24, 2014
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Historic Faraway Ranch in the Chiricahua Mountains

Historic Faraway Ranch in the Chiricahua Mountains

The pioneer Erickson homestead transitioned gradually into Faraway Ranch, serving visitors to the famous landscape of the Chiricahuas

Chiricahua National Monument, Arizona

Date photographed: March 24, 2014
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The Organ Pipes geological formation at Chiricahua

The Organ Pipes geological formation at Chiricahua

Perhaps the most famous of the geological features at Chircahua is this row of towering rocks fancifully named the "Organ Pipes"

Chiricahua National Monument, Arizona

Date photographed: March 24, 2014
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View of Cochise Head in the Chiricaua Mountains

View of Cochise Head in the Chiricaua Mountains

The rock outcrop across the canyon is imagined to resemble the profile of Apache chief Cochise

Chiricahua National Monument, Arizona

Date photographed: March 24, 2014
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Echo Canyon Trail in Chiricahua National Monument

Echo Canyon Trail in Chiricahua National Monument

The Apache called this the "Land of Upstanding Rocks"

Chiricahua National Monument, Arizona

Date photographed: March 24, 2014
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Hoodoos on both sides of Echo Canyon at Chiricahua

Hoodoos on both sides of Echo Canyon at Chiricahua

Children love the Echo Canyon trail through clusters of hoodoos

Chiricahua National Monument, Arizona

Date photographed: March 24, 2014
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Switchbacks down Into Echo Canyon at Chiricahua

Switchbacks down Into Echo Canyon at Chiricahua

The Echo Canyon trail follows a ridge top then plunges down into Echo Canyon, threading through a maze of hoodoos eroded from the volcanic rock.

Chiricahua National Monument, Arizona

Date photographed: March 24, 2014
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Between the hoodoos at Chircahua National Monument

Between the hoodoos at Chircahua National Monument

The trails at Chiricahua often duck through narrow gaps between the hoodoos

Chiricahua National Monument, Arizona

Date photographed: March 24, 2014
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Colorful lichen on rocks on the Echo Canyon Trail

Colorful lichen on rocks on the Echo Canyon Trail

The hoodos rise from forests of Arizona cypress and Chihuahua pine, and are often painted with brilliant liches

Chiricahua National Monument, Arizona

Date photographed: March 24, 2014
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Massai Point Lookout at Chiricahua National Monument

Massai Point Lookout at Chiricahua National Monument

Massai Point affords an amazing view of thousands of hoodoos eroded from the volcanic rocks here in the Chiricahua Mountains

Chiricahua National Monument, Arizona

Date photographed: March 24, 2014
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On the Massai Point trail at Chiricahua National Monument

On the Massai Point trail at Chiricahua National Monument

Many trails wind through the "Wonderland of Rocks" at Chiricahua

Chiricahua National Monument, Arizona

Date photographed: March 24, 2014
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