Road Trip to the Arizona Chiricahuas!
By Cara Marcelle Mancuso, Call a Marana neighbor, I'm THERE!
(Golden Girls with SW Desert Homes)
Road Trip to the Arizona Chiricahuas! The Chiricahua National Monument is about 36 miles southeast of Willcoz, AZ. From Houghton Road in South Tucson, the trip took about 2 hours. It’s a scenic drive through Texas Canyon and northern parts of the Dragoons, as well as grasslands, wine-land, and rolling hills filled with cattle and horses. In studying the area information, Geologists say there was a huge volcanic eruption 27 million years ago. White-hot ash spewed forth from the Turkey Creek Caldera, (at 1000 times the velocity Mt. St. Helens) eventually laying down almost two thousand feet of ash and pumice, which over time, eroded into amazing pinnacles and spires of rock that fill this 5 x 6 square mile park. You can drive along an 8 mile scenic drive to Massai Point (elevation...