If you don’t have enough time to hike a trail in Chiricahua, there’s one place you must stop: Massai Point. A rough trail circles the parking lot, winding around past trees and columns of rock. If you have children, they will have a great time climbing around here.
Here’s another view from Massai Point, with the rocky valley in the background.
One final shot from Massai Point. Actually, I took dozens, just to make sure I captured the sunset perfectly. Those rainclouds were directly over the entrance to the park, but the rain never reached the ground.
Note: This trip was first published in 2005. I spent much more time in Chiricahua National Monument on a more recent trip. You can check it out here.