Hiking this place has been on our bucket list for many years. A long, long time ago, Mike and I loved to go off into the wilderness for days on end with only the packs on our backs. We had always wanted to go backpacking in the Chiricahuas, but somehow never did make it down to this southeast corner of Arizona. We’re not as tough as we used to be and don’t desire to backpack anymore. But we do love day hiking, and the Chiricahua National Monument ranks up there as some of the best hiking EVER! All I can say is that we will most definitely be returning to the Chiricahuas next year. We hiked about 16 miles of these beautiful trails over 2 days, loving every minute of it.