Bonita Canyon Campground

Chiricahua National Monument

$3 - $20
12856, E Rhyolite Creek Rd, Willcox, AZ 85643, USA
Bonita Canyon Campground is located in Chiricahua National Monument, known as the "Wonderland of Rocks". Visitors love Chiricahua for its stunning rock columns (hoodoos), hiking trails, and bird watching opportunities. Vehicles longer than 24 feet (RV or vehicle + trailer) are NOT permitted on the scenic drive beyond the campground.


  • Accessible Campsites
  • Accessible Flush Toilets
  • Accessible Grills
  • Amphitheater
  • Drinking Water
  • Emergency Phone
  • Flush Toilets
  • Grills
  • Host
  • Paved Parking
  • Pets Allowed
  • Picnic Tables
  • Self Pay Station
  • Shade
  • Tent Pads
  • Trash Collection
  • Water Spigot
  • Picnic Table
  • Quiet Area
  • Tent Pad
  • Food Storage Locker
  • Recycling
  • Electricity Hookup
  • Accessible Occupant
  • Message
  • Accessibility
  • Fire Pit

Accessible Sites

Number of Accessible Sites: 1


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Chiricahua National Monument is 45 minutes southeast of Willcox and 2 hours southeast of Tucson, AZ. From I-10 east 1. Take exit 336 toward Willcox for 4 miles. 2. Turn left onto Arizona 186 E (E Maley Street) for 31 miles. 3. Turn left onto Arizona 181 E for 4 miles. 4. Veer left onto E Bonita Canyon Road and into Chiricahua National Monument. The campground is 2.5 miles ahead on your left. From I-10 west 1. Take exit 344 toward Willcox. 2. Continue on N Haskell Ave for 5 miles. 3. Turn right onto Arizona 186 E (E Maley Street) for 31 miles. 3. Turn left onto Arizona 181 E for 4 miles. 4. Veer left onto E Bonita Canyon Road and into Chiricahua National Monument. The campground is 2.5 miles ahead on your left.

Nearby Things to Do

Experiencing the Best of Chiricahua National Monument on the Big Loop Trail

Chiricahua National Monument has many different trails that allow visitors to enjoy the abundant unique features scattered throughout the park. There is one way to see virtually all of the popular sites in a single day when you visit. It's a hike known as the Big Loop, and this configuration of trails cuts through the heart of Chiricahua country.

Deep Within the Heart of Chiricahua National Monument

Chiricahua National Monument is one of the most unique landscapes you may ever visit in your lifetime, if you're lucky. Many consider the stand-out location in this park to be a relatively short trail known as the Heart of Rocks loop. On this trail, you'll see many interesting rock formations, with very colorful names.

The Final Resting Place of Johnny Ringo

On a cool, windless morning, I departed Chiricahua National Monument and headed south on route 181, in search of the final resting place of the famed outlaw and gunman, Johnny Ringo. If you are a fan of Old West history and legend, this is a must-see place if you ever get a chance, and we show you how to do it.

Our Southeast AZ Day Trip Adventure

Seeking out a safe way to get out of the house, we headed out to take a day trip to Southeast Arizona. What we found was a perfectly doable and pleasant time picking vegetables at a farm, having a picnic atop a mountain, and even getting some history in at the grave of one of the Earp's. All in all a great time and just what we needed!

Visiting Apple Annie's Pumpkin Patch & Corn Maze in 2020

Today we traveled back to southeast Arizona to visit Apple Annie's to continue our traditional autumn event - picking our pumpkins from their pumpkin patch and taking on their corn maze. Another perfect time!

The Thing, The Mystery of the Desert

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The Bird Cage Theater - A Window into the Lawless Old West

The Bird Cage Theater is a tourist attraction that provides a glimpse of life in the Old West days of Tombstone. It's a time capsule dating back to 1881 and at one time hosted numerous touring acts. It's hosted patrons like Doc Holliday, Wyatt Earp, and George Hearst. On this adventure we take a trip back in time.

Paying Our Respects at Boothill Graveyard

Boothill Cemetery was originally called “City Cemetery” during its early years. It wasn’t until decades later that the name Boothill Cemetery would become the name known today. A lot of cowboys and tough folk were said to “die with their boots on” - hence the name. Today we visited to learn some of the tales.