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Cochise Stronghold

Ironwood Rd, Pearce, AZ
+1 520-364-3468
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Rugged Beauty

Fun drive from Sierra Vista on Gleeson Road to Ghost Town Trail then north to Cochise Stronghold in... read more

Reviewed 2 November 2017
Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin
via mobile
Breath taking and historic

Home of the Apache Chief Cochise and location of his home during the Apache wars of the mid to late... read more

Reviewed 3 October 2017
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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 2 November 2017 via mobile

Fun drive from Sierra Vista on Gleeson Road to Ghost Town Trail then north to Cochise Stronghold in the Dragoon Mountains. Sheer granite cliffs surround this protective canyon where Cochise and the Chiricahua Apache sought refuge. There are hiking trails, picnic areas and camping. There...More

1  Thank Localgirl252
Reviewed 3 October 2017

Home of the Apache Chief Cochise and location of his home during the Apache wars of the mid to late 19th century. You can almost imagine the Apache hiding behind every rock. Majestic granite domes and endless nooks and crannies to explore. Being a nomadic...More

1  Thank Mspenc
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

2  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

1  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
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23 December 2017|
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Response from Localgirl252 | Reviewed this property |
We loved that place too. The people who ran it moved to Sierra Vista and no longer sell rattlesnake items.