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Very interesting

It is not on the beaten path but will worth the time to discover this crown jewel. You really get... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Robert B
Fun for a day exploring

We enjoyed the history and short walk in the campgrounds. No running water but public outhouses... read more

Reviewed January 21, 2019
Tucson, Arizona
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It is not on the beaten path but will worth the time to discover this crown jewel. You really get the sense of the era and the wonderful peaceful surrounding that still exist.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Robert B
Reviewed January 21, 2019 via mobile

We enjoyed the history and short walk in the campgrounds. No running water but public outhouses are available in the small camping area.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank scrapbookingmom11
Reviewed January 20, 2019 via mobile

We decided to drive into this remote area when we couldn’t visit Chiricahua National Monument due to the government shutdown. Unfortunately we ran into high water in the water drainage areas and had to turn around. Would love to try again because the rocks look...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 113caroll
Reviewed December 17, 2018

I really enjoyed hiking this park last summer. The views are stunning and the hiking pretty mild at least on the trail my dog and I took. Went back in the fall and sadly the roads were pretty washed out. Could not get access to...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank KC C
Reviewed December 9, 2018

We can see why this was Cochise's stronghold! You need to drive clear back in to the foot of the beautiful sculpted mountains, but it's a beautiful drive. The cherry on top is the gorgeous campground at the end of the road. Our jaws dropped...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank barry1170
Reviewed November 19, 2018 via mobile

Cochise Stronghold is practically in my back yard since I live in the lovely little village of Sunsites. It's beautiful to behold. Once you get up close, there are good hiking trails and a history walk . There is a campground where you can pause,...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank JulianGreene
Reviewed November 6, 2018 via mobile

The Cochise Stronghold rises up amidst pristine mountains, towering over the valley below. It's a fun and beautiful hike. There are majestic boulders, great trail, and gorgeous views.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Skyscape049
Reviewed August 14, 2018

After touring to the very top where spectacular views and a lookout are I visited Johnny Ringo's "crooked oak" grave down below where you first come in. This is private property and you have to stop at the owner's house to get permission. A very...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank jim a
Reviewed June 5, 2018

Tent camped in this State Park located in Cochise Stronghold. Interesting historical location. Great hiking for novice hikers, if you love rocks and nature...you will love this place. Small and quiet campground, well maintained but compose restrooms and NO showers. Nice stop for a night...More

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank acasey0504
Reviewed April 17, 2018 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

Date of experience: April 2018
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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.