Southeast Arizona National Parks

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The National Park Service's Southeast Arizona Group (SEAZ) includes Chiricahua National Monument, Coronado National Memorial, and Fort Bowie National Historic Site. The three sites are managed by one leadership team, headed by a superintendent. 

Every park in the group is unique in its own right: the cultural history of Fort Bowie and the shaping of the American West, the geologic grandeur of the standing rocks at Chiricahua, and the Spanish history and rich landscape of Coronado National Memorial. Yet, each park shares more in common than geography alone. The SEAZ Group parks are protected areas where important historical events took place and where crucial biological habitats intersect. 

Join us in real time with a ranger to learn more about what one, or all three of our park sites, has to offer!




Programs by Southeast Arizona National Parks

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A Wonderland of Rocks - Free!

Chiricahua National Monument boasts shallow caves, faults, mountain formations, ancient lava flows, and a giant volcanic caldera. However, by far the most noticeable natural features are the rhyolite rock pinnacles for which the monument was...


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Amazing Animals - Free!

Southeast Arizona is a hotspot for biological diversity and home to many unique animal species. Explore what one can find here in this interactive program as we compare animals with and without backbones and then learn about five groups of...


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Ask a Ranger - Free!

Students prepare thoughtful questions ahead of time and spend a half hour with a ranger discussing topics of their choice, such as Sky Island ecology, geology, and/or human history. Participants can also learn about the Southeast Arizona National...


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Coronado National Memorial - Hidden Gem of the Huachucas (Free!)

Coronado National Memorial has not only a unique cultural history, but an equally intriguing natural history as well. Located at the international boundary between the United States and Mexico, the park shows the influences of its neighbor to the...


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Ecosystem Connections - Free!

Deserts, mountains, and grasslands, oh my! People are often surprised by the diversity one can find in Southeast Arizona. Our three parks are located in the Sky Island region, which is one of the world’s premier biodiversity hotspots. Lower...


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Exploring the Southwest: The Coronado Expedition of 1540 - Free!

Who and what did the first European and African explorers of North America find? How did Native Americans perceive them? How did their explorations change our world today? Join us to answer these questions as we discuss the Coronado Expedition...


More About This Provider

Type of Organization

Government Agency


Carlotta Caplenor
4101 East Montezuma Canyon Road
Hereford AZ 85615
United States

Primary Disciplines

The programs of Southeast Arizona National Parks cover:

Career Education
Social Studies/History