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Cochise Stronghold

Ironwood Rd, Pearce, AZ
+1 520-364-3468
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Nice trail...lots of ticks!

This is a nicely maintained trail with a great change of incline, decline, and flat terrain. One of... read more

Reviewed 13 August 2017
charleston, sc
via mobile
Gorgeous place!

This land here is so dramatic and stunning! There is a campground at the end of the East... read more

Reviewed 4 July 2017
Amanda M
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“dirt road” (5 reviews)
“nature trail” (3 reviews)
Ironwood Rd, Pearce, AZ
+1 520-364-3468
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Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

This is a nicely maintained trail with a great change of incline, decline, and flat terrain. One of the nicest we have been on in southern AZ. The first part is a little overgrown so watch for snakes but it opens up not too long...More

Thank hot2tamale
Reviewed 4 July 2017

This land here is so dramatic and stunning! There is a campground at the end of the East Stronghold road that is nice, but has no water. It does house outhouses and great shade though. There are many trails in the area and some even...More

Thank Amanda M
Reviewed 29 May 2017

There are no "attractions" here. The attraction is the fact that Cochise and his tribe lived in and around this area. Apparently Cochise is buried somewhere in this area, but no one knows where. If you like the desert, scrub brush and mesquite, then you...More

Thank Walter B
Reviewed 30 March 2017

Drove here from the Amerind Foundation museum in Dragoon. The dirt road is well maintained. When you get to the end of the road there is a campground that looks really nice. There are places to park, restrooms, and hiking trails. Not sure if you...More

Thank tutana
Reviewed 15 March 2017

Hiking the trails in the Stronghold stirs your imagination as you look at the many places for campsites and hidouts. It is no wonder that the Army could never catch the Apaches in this place. Others have reported that you need a high clearance vehicle...More

1  Thank Gerry H
Reviewed 24 February 2017 via mobile

Hiked the trail to the top of the pass (approx 5.3-mi round trip) and enjoyed the views. Most of the trail is rocky. The surrounding hills are cloaked with oak, pine, and juniper forests on the north-facing slopes and jumbles of large, bare boulders on...More

Thank S M
Reviewed 28 June 2016

This is a beautiful canyon with an abundance of wildlife, rocks and native American history. This was where Cochise (chief of the Chiricahua Apaches held off the US military. They never did capture him and he is supposedly buried in these mountains. There are many...More

2  Thank Ronald E
Reviewed 28 June 2016

So much history here, and beauty. A reminder of the sad plight of the Apache. Wonderful hiking trails, from easy to difficult. We come back often.

1  Thank williamgM9459PR
Reviewed 31 May 2016

Challenging because the West Stronghold is a lot steeper than the East side and for 1 and 3/4 mile each way you are either going down or climbing up a pretty steep and slippery trail. This national park is probably not well known as it...More

1  Thank Laurence L
Reviewed 19 May 2016

An enjoyable, moderate hike in nature with lots of history here. For teens or older in good physical shape. This is where the Apache Indian, Cochise, evaded capture. You hike up the east side of the Dragoon Mtns and can go over the top of...More

Thank Laura V
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