4101 East Montezuma Canyon Road
Hereford, AZ 85615
Phone: (520) 366-5515
Explore the Coronado
National Memorial commemorates the first major exploration of the
American Southwest by Europeans. The memorial lies on the United
States-Mexico border within sight of the San Pedro River Valley.
Coronado�s Expedition, searching for the fabled Seven Cities of
Cibola, entered the present United States here. This cultural area
comprises 4,750 acres of oak woodlands.
A small museum with
authentic and replica 16th century arms and armor. You also find a
nine-minute video on Coronado's Expedition; period costumes to try
on; wildlife and bird exhibits.
From Highway 92,
the park service paved East Montezuma Canyon Road to one mile west
of the visitor center. The road narrows and is an unpaved mountain
road to the scenic overlook at Montezuma Pass. The road has a
24-foot vehicle length limit. The dirt road continues west into the
Coronado National Forest.
From the visitor
center, you can hike 3.1 miles west to Montezuma Pass. In addition,
there is a 0.75-mile hike Coronado Cave. You need a permit to the
From Montezuma Pass
south is the 0.4-mile hike to Coronado Peak. Also, to the north from
Montezuma Pass is the 5.3-mile trail to Miller Peak and the Miller
parking, rest rooms, museum and bookstore are accessible for persons
in wheelchairs. Video is closed captioned. Picnic area has one site
with accessible parking, rest room and table. Montezuma Pass has
accessible parking and rest rooms. Video, most museum exhibits and
all wayside signs are in English and Spanish.
Allow two hours to
visit museum and scenic overlook at Montezuma Pass. Add an
additional half-hour to hike to Coronado Peak. When visiting
Coronado Cave, allow two hours to a visit to the cave and bring two
flashlights per person. The park service prohibits pets on the
hiking trails. Please do not leave pets unattended in parked
vehicles, especially in warm weather.