Here are a final few pictures, mostly taken going back down Bonita Canyon Drive. Since there were so few places to pull off and take pictures, some here will have guard rails and shadows of the car as I took them from inside the car. Amazing I could hold the camera while also maintaining a death grip on the armrest!

Upper Bonita Canyon Drive

Upper Bonita Canyon Drive

more of upper Bonita Canyon Drive

More of the top portion of Bonita Canyon Drive

Bonita Canyon Drive

rock formation

Rock formation along Bonita Canyon Drive

rock formations

More balanced rock formation.

Pinnacle Rock

Pinnacle Rock

Of course, no trip to a National Monument is complete without visiting the Gift Shop!  It was a great gift shop, with many items I was sure Miss Munchkin would love, but as the budget was tight, I limited my purchases to two books and some postcards.  Gifts for the munchkin will have to wait for another visit, maybe when she is along with us!

Chiricahua National Monument – This us a great little book that provides the geological history of the area and the peoples who live(d) here.

I am still reading through A History of the Southwest. It’s small but jam-packed with southwest history.