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Willcox [3] is a town in Cochise County, Southeast Arizona. It is a gateway to Chiricahua National Monument and other scenic sites in the region.

Get in

Willcox is approximately half way between Tucson and the New Mexico state line, on Interstate highway 10. The nearest commercial air service is to Tucson. If you're driving to town on I-10, be aware that the road is one of the United States' major east-west commercial arteries, and is full of truck traffic, much of it traveling at speeds well beyond the posted 75 mph.

Get around


  • Chiricahua Regional Museum, 127 E. Maley St., +1 520 384-3971
  • Rex Allen Arizona Cowboy Museum and Cowboy Hall of Fame, 150 N. Railroad Ave., +1 877 234-4111




  • Desert Rose Cafe, 706 S. Haskell Ave., +1 520 384-0514.
  • Salsa Fiesta 1201 W Rex Allen Dr, (520) 384-4233‎. Many different varieties of salsa to spice up the great food!



  • Best Western Plaza Inn, 724 N. Bisbee Ave., +1 520 384-3556.
  • Dos Cabezas Spirit and Nature Retreat and Bed and Breakfast, 7101 E. White Pacheco St. (In the mountain village of Dos Cabezas) (Hwy. 186, 14 miles SE of Willcox, 20 minutes to Chiricahua Monument), 520-384-6474, [1]. checkin: 2:00 p.m.; checkout: 10:00 a.m.. Live an AZ legend when you stay in this comfy historic, adobe guest house bed and breakfast in the ghost town village of Dos Cabezas, just twenty minutes to the Chiricahua Mountains. Great for birding, hiking, meditation. Enjoy complete privacy as the bed and breakfast hosts only one party at a time, up to 5 people. $139 for two.
  • Holiday Inn Express Willcox, 1251 N. Virginia Avenue, Willcox, Arizona 85643, 1-520-384-3333, [2]. $79-129.

Get out

  • Chiricahua National Monument [4]
  • Fort Bowie National Historic Site [5] is an oddity in the United States National Parks system, in that you must hike cross-country to get to it rather than just driving. The parking area is reachable via the Apache Pass road southeast of Willcox. The ruins of an old fort are about a three-mile (round trip) hike from the parking area (bring plenty of water).

Routes through Willcox
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