is a city in southeast Arizona, small in both area and population, located beside Interstate 10 about half way (75 miles) between Tucson and Lordsburg, New Mexico. The immediate surroundings are flat, and relatively low in elevation (4,160 feet) - part of the vast Sulphur Springs Valley
which includes the dry lakebed of Willcox Playa
just to the south, but mountains rise up to the west and east, these latter (the Dos Cabezas and Chiricahua ranges) the location of two NPS units, the popular Chiricahua National Monument
and the much less visited Fort Bowie National Historic Site
. Willcox also lies along a scenic section of the north-south route US 191, known as the Coronado Trail
. Hotels and shops are concentrated around the middle of the town's three I-10 exits, about one mile from the center.
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