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For the photogenic and geologic formations, in the range’s north, see Chiricahua National Monument.
Chiricahua Mountains-northeast flank-(at Portal, AZ)
Peak Chiricahua Peak
Elevation 9,759 ft (2,975 m)
Coordinates 31°50′47″N 109°17′28″W
Length 35 mi (56 km) NW, then SW
Width 21 mi (34 km) (arc-shape)-N-S
Country United States
Regions Madrean Sky Islands
Communities Willcox, AZ-NW
Porta, AZ-(NE foothills)
Range coordinates 31°56′N 109°23′WCoordinates: 31°56′N 109°23′W
Borders on Dos Cabezas Mountains-NW
San Simon Valley-NE & E
San Bernardino Valley-SE
Sulphur Springs Valley-NW, W & SW
The Chiricahua Mountains massif is a large mountain range in southeastern Arizona which is part of the Basin and Range province of the west and southwest USA and northwest Mexico; the range is part of the Coronado National Forest. The highest point, Chiricahua Peak, rises 9,759 feet (2,975 m) above sea level, approximately 6,000 feet (1,800 m) above the surrounding valleys.
The Chiricahua Mountains, and other associated ranges, along with Sulphur Springs Valley on the west and the San Simon Valley on the east, form the eastern half of Cochise County in southeast Arizona. The Pedregosa Mountains are found at the southern end of the Chiricahua Mountains, while the Swisshelm Mountains are located to the southwest. The northwest end of the Chiricahua mountains continue as the Dos Cabezas Mountains beyond Apache Pass and the Fort Bowie National Historic Site. Access to the Chiricahua Mountains and Coronado National Forest is through Wilcox from the north, Douglas from the south, and Rodeo from the east.