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Cochise County National Park sites begin summer hours in May

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Chiricahua National Monument (Source: NPS Photo/Katy Hooper) Chiricahua National Monument (Source: NPS Photo/Katy Hooper)
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TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

On Thursday, May 1, the three National Park Service sites in Cochise County begin their summer hours, according to a National Park Service release.

The Chiricahua National Monument, Coronado National Memorial and the Ft. Bowie National Historic Site will operate on summer hours from May 1 to October 12. 

All facilities at Chiricahua National Monument will be open for the summer, this includes Bonita Canyon Drive, Bonita Canyon Campground, visitor center (open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.), Faraway Ranch Historic District, picnic areas as well as all 17 miles of hiking trails. The park itself is open 24 hours.  

Coronado National Memorial will also have all facilities open for the summer, this includes the visitor center (8 a.m. to 4 p.m.), picnic area, hiking trails and the drive to Montezuma Pass overlook.  The park is open daily from sunrise to sunset.

The Ft. Bowie National Historic Site, the ruins areas, hiking trails and administrative access will also be open for the summer.  The park is open daily from sunrise to sunset, while the visitor center will be open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday only. Ft. Bowie NHS features a self-guided interpretive trail from Apache Pass Rd. to the fort ruins and visitor center, it is a three mile hike.   

Groups interested in seeking ranger led programs in any of the parks should call well in advance to make arrangements.

For Chiricahua National Monument - www.nps.gov/chir or call (520) 824-3560 Ext. 0

For Coronado National Memorial - www.nps.gov/coro or call (520) 366-5515 Ext. 0

For Ft. Bowie National Historic Site - www.nps.gov/fobo or call (520) 847-2500 Ext. 1

All sites are subject to seasonal weather and wildfire closures.

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