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.
Chiricahua National Monument offers 17 miles of day-use hiking trails. Birders frequent Chiricahua for the diversity of species that reside in or migrate through the area. The park also offers sweeping views of the surrounding valleys and mountain ranges which make for stunning photography opportunities. No back country camping is permitted in the park. Check the surounding the Coronado National Forest for those opportunities.
This historic campground is best suited for tents, camper vans, small RVs and trailers. Total maximum vehicle length is 29 feet and only a few sites are that long. Confirm length of campsite is long enough for both your trailer and vehicle. Most sites are narrow and will not accommodate side by side parking. Some sites are difficult to back into due to sharp angles.
Utility hookups are not available. Site #8 is reserved for ADA access and has electricity for medical equipment use, only. Flush toilets and potable water are provided; no filling of water tanks. No dump stations. All sites have a picnic table, grill, food storage box, and tent pad. Bring your own firewood or charcoal. Hanging of hammocks or any items from trees or other vegetation is not permitted.
Quiet hours are from 8 pm to 8 am and no generator use is allowed. There isn't any camping for people with horses or horse trailers. See the local Coronado National Forest.
Set in a pine and oak forest, Bonita Canyon Campground provides an atmosphere of relaxation. Most campsites are well shaded and have views of Bonita Creek which is dry most of the year,
Visitors may explore Faraway Ranch, the Erickson family pioneer homestead and later 20th century guest ranch. The visitor center is open daily, closed December 25, and provides interactive exhibits about the cultural and natural history of the park, plus a Western National Parks Association store. For more information about the park, visit www.nps.gov/chir.