Preheat oven to 325 degrees and line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
In a big mixing bowl whisk together all of the first 8 ingredients (pumpkin through salt). Stir well to combine. Add in the oats, pecans, coconut, pepitas and chia seeds, leaving only the dried cherries out. (You'll add the cherries in after the granola is cooked so they don't get hard and dried out.)
Pinch the oat mixture together to form little clumps on top of the baking sheet (this helps form more chunky granola).
Bake at 325 degrees for 30 minutes, gently stir the edges then bake another 10 minutes. If the granola is still not crisp after 40 minutes then turn the heat down to 275 and bake for another 10-15 minutes. Note that it will crisp more as it cools down.
Let cool completely then mix in dried cherries. Store in an air tight container.