Wonderland of rocks - Tucson Local Media: El Sol

Wonderland of rocks

Print
Font Size:
Default font size
Larger font size

Posted: Tuesday, June 17, 2008 11:00 pm

Chiricahua National Monument, 120 miles southeast of Tucson, is an 11,985-acre visual feast in cooler country. Most of its elevations are 6,000 feet and above. Within the monument, there is an eight-mile scenic drive, and 18 miles of well-constructed trails, courtesy of the Depression-era Civilian Conservation Corps, that take hikers into a core of hoodoos.

The Chiricahuas hold rocks that are eroded layers of hardened ash spewed from the Turkey Creek Volcano, which exploded approximately 27 million years ago. There are neither lodging nor service facilities nearby. The visitors center provides complete information on ways to make a day memorable.

© 2016 Tucson Local Media. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Welcome to the discussion.

Clutch - X-Ray Visions

More Featured Videos
Spacer4px

Follow us on Facebook

Online poll

The Marana capital improvements improvements are expected to take years to complete as Marana finds the best plan of action to complete the projects and fund the improvements. Do you think this is a good idea?

The town of Marana is looking at ways to do capital improvements to the oldest neighborhoods in Marana. Over the next few months the town will survey older neighborhoods and see what amenities they need and form a plan to make sure neighborhoods have paved roads, sidewalks, adequate drainage, lighting and even pocket parks. “We want to make sure that every neighborhood has a base standard for infrastructure,” said Marana Town Manager Gilbert Davidson. The improvements are expected to take years to complete as Marana finds the best plan of action to complete the projects and fund the improvements. Do you think this is a good idea?

Total Votes: 14

Loading…

How do you feel about a potential memorial art project to honor our community’s bravest men and women?

During the Jan. 20 town council meeting, a vote was unanimously passed to look into the feasibility of a “Memorial Public Art Project,” at the request of Oro Valley resident Dick Eggerding to potentially be placed somewhere in the town to honor military veterans and first responders. Though no concrete plans were then ready to act on, there was a show of overwhelming support for such project from residents and staff alike during the council meeting. In an effort to poll to community at-large, The Explorer would like to know how you feel about a potential memorial art project to honor our community’s bravest men and women.

Total Votes: 27

Loading…