Arizona National Parks List

Arizona National Parks List

Arizona National Parks

1.Coronado National Park
Coronado National Park is located at 4101 E Montezuma Canyon Rd
Hereford, AZ 85615

Operating Hours & Seasons
Coronado National Memorial’s trails, picnic area, waysides, and Montezuma Pass overlook are open each day from sunrise to sunset.

Summers are warm, with daytime temps in the 90s F (32-37 C) and low humidity in May, June, and July. The summer rainy season (monsoon) is between late June and early September. Monsoon thunderstorms can cause flash floods. Winter temps can fall below freezing at night, with highs 40-60 F (4-15 C).

2.Fort Bowie National Park
Fort Bowie National Park is located at 3500 South Apache Pass Road
Bowie, AZ 85605

Operating Hours & Seasons
The park is open every day from sunrise to sunset. Visitor hours change with the seasons.

  • Please remember that hunting is prohibited within the park.
  • Metal detectors and digging tools are not permitted.
  • Keep wheeled vehicles on roads and do not climb on the fragile walls and mounds.
  • Pets must be leashed.
  • Please be advised that firearms are not permitted in the visitor center.

3.Grand Canyon National Park
Grand Canyon National Park is located in northwestern Arizona, the park encompasses 277 miles of the Colorado River and adjacent uplands.

National Monument – 11 Jan 1908
National Park – 26 Feb 1919
World Heritage Site – 26 Oct 1979

Grand Canyon is unmatched throughout the world for the vistas it offers to visitors on the rim. It is not the deepest canyon in the world. Both the Barranca del Cobre in northern Mexico and Hell’s Canyon in Idaho are deeper. But Grand Canyon is known for its overwhelming size and its intricate and colorful landscape. Geologically it is significant because of the thick sequence of ancient rocks that are beautifully preserved and exposed in the walls of the canyon. These rock layers record much of the early geologic history of the North American continent. Grand Canyon is also one of the most spectacular examples of erosion in the world.


The South Rim is 7,000 feet above sea level, which means snow in winter and cool nights even in summer. Inner canyon hiking (below the rim) is another story, however: summer temperatures along the Colorado River at the canyon bottom can reach 120* F. The North Rim is 8,000 feet above sea level and can receive snow throughout most of the year.

4.Petrified Forest National Park
Petrified Forest National Park is located in northcentral Arizona, just off of I-40, about 18 miles west of Navajo, Arizona and about two hours east of Flagstaff, Arizona and about one hour west of Gallup, New Mexico.

Acreage – as of September 23, 2000
Federal Land – 93,532.57
Non-Federal Land – 0.00
Gross Area Acres – 93,532.57

Petrified Forest National Park was first established as a National Monument on 08 Dec 1906 when Teddy Roosevelt signed the proclamation. Congress passed a bill that elevated the monument into a national park in 1962.

Summers are generally hot with temperatures in the 90’s and occasionally in the low 100’s. In winter the highs in the 40’s or 50’s, or much colder with highs only in the 20’s. Annual rainfall is 9 to 10 inches with 40% occurring as thunderstorms in the late summer.

5.Saguaro National Park
Saguaro National Park is located in southeast Arizona, on the east and west sides of Tucson, Arizona

Saguaro National Monument – 1933
Tucson Mountain District – 1961
Saguaro Wilderness Area 71,400 acres – 1975
National Park Status – 1994

The closest major airport is Tucson, Arizona .

Winters are delightful with mild warm days 60 F to 70 F, and cool nights 40 F. Summers can be extremely hot with daytime temperatures of 100 F to 115 F in the shade, and evening lows in the 80’s. Long hikes are not recommended in the summer. Even short hikes require lots of water, a hat and sun screen lotion.

6.Organ Pipe Cactus National Park
Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument
10 Organ Pipe Drive
Ajo, AZ 85321

Operating Hours & Seasons
Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument
Park road and trails are open 24 hours. The Kris Eggle Visitor Center is open 8am-5pm MST daily, except Thanksgiving and Christmas.

Summer months are hot, with temperatures exceeding 100F. Winter months are milder, with temperatures in the 70s, with overnight lows in the 40s.

Arizona National Parks List
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