Jeremiah Inn’s innkeepers, Bob and Beth Miner, recently paid a return visit to a favorite Southern Arizona destination, Chiricahua National Monument. Located about 115 miles east of Tucson, and taking 2 1/2 hours to reach, it is well worth the trip! Within its borders are spectacular pinnacles of rhyolite, called hoodoos, set in a beautifully wooded landscape. These photos were taken along the Echo Canyon Loop Trail, 3 1/2 miles in length. The hike includes forested canyons, grottos of eroded rock formations, spectacular vistas, and encounters with numerous birds, chipmunks, and lizards. We enjoyed our picnic lunch before setting out on the two hour hike. Elevation changes from 6800′ to 6400′ (and back again, of course) but the trail is well maintained and on this afternoon, we met only one other couple. Pronounced “cheer-ih-cow-uh”, this park offers numerous hiking opportunities of varying lengths and difficulty along with stunning scenery. On your visit to Jeremiah Inn Bed and Breakfast, you may want to consider Chiricahua National Monument for an exhilirating day trip. The spa will be ready for you on your return!