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Encyclopedia > Chiricahua Mountains

The Chiricahua Mountains are a mountain range in western North America. The highest peak is Chiricahua Peak, which is 9,796 feet above sea level. The Chiricahuas were home to the Chiricahua Apaches, including Cochise and Geronimo.




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Chiricahua National Monument travel guide - Wikitravel (2727 words)
Chiricahua National Monument is one of the many U.S. national parks and monuments that came into being in the first third of the 20th century (1924), by which time the conflict with the Chiricahua Band had receded into the past.
Chiricahua's hallmark is the enormous collection of weirdly-shaped rock pinnacles that fill the higher regions of the park, the remnants of a huge volcanic eruption about 25 million years ago.
The Chiricahua Mountains are an example of a "sky island," an isolated group of mountains rising without preamble or foothills from the surrounding desert.
Gallery: Chirichahua National Monument, Arizona (684 words)
Chiricahua Mountains are an extraordinary world of precariously balanced rock monoliths, massive stone columns, stone bridges, and deep canyons.
The Mountains are known as the "Land of the Standing-Up Rocks" among the Chiricahua Apaches, who considered the area to be their ancestral homeland.
Chiricahua Mountains gained increasing attention, and in 1924 the Chiricahua National Monument was established to protect the area's natural wonders.
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