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The Stronghold is Pristine Majesty

The Cochise Stronghold rises up amidst pristine mountains, towering over the valley below. It's a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Sierra Vista, AZ
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Johnny Ringo death site and grave

After touring to the very top where spectacular views and a lookout are I visited Johnny Ringo's... read more

Reviewed August 14, 2018
jim a
Roseburg, Oregon
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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.

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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

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

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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

Thank Karleni1
Reviewed March 18, 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
Reviewed March 4, 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 November 1, 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
Reviewed October 2, 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
Reviewed August 12, 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 July 4, 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

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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.