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Cochise Stronghold

Ironwood Rd, Pearce, AZ
+1 520-364-3468
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Hike to Half Moon Tank

Very nice hike! This was my first time to the stronghold & I will definitely go back. I started... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Karleni1
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Tucson, Arizona
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Highly Recommended Hike

The trail through the Cochise Stronghold is an unexpected gem. I had hiked part of the Stronghold... read more

Reviewed 19 March 2018
Quetzel55
,
Whitefish Bay, Wisconsin
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  • Excellent69%
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  • Average3%
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“dirt road” (5 reviews)
“nature trail” (3 reviews)
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Ironwood Rd, Pearce, AZ
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+1 520-364-3468
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"dragoon mountains"
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"dirt road"
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"nature trail"
in 3 reviews
"rock formations"
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"forest service"
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"high clearance vehicle"
in 2 reviews
"creek crossings"
in 2 reviews
"high desert"
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"bring plenty of water"
in 2 reviews
"campground"
in 17 reviews
"apaches"
in 4 reviews
"buried"
in 9 reviews
"cache"
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"stream"
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"miles"
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"army"
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very nice hike! This was my first time to the stronghold & I will definitely go back. I started from the campground and hiked to Half Moon tank. There were a fair number of people till I got to the spring, between the spring and...More

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Reviewed 19 March 2018

The trail through the Cochise Stronghold is an unexpected gem. I had hiked part of the Stronghold previously but it was totally new for my husband - and a very pleasant surprise. The Stronghold rises as bare, forbidding rock above the fields and road as...More

Thank Quetzel55
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Reviewed 4 March 2018

I live only miles from Cochise Stronghold but going there for a hike, whether brief or a longer jaunt, always takes me away from the humdrum. The trails are very well marked and lead the hiker into history. The views are fantastic, there are plenty...More

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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

2  Thank Localgirl252
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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

2  Thank Mspenc
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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claracasey702
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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.
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