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Waaaaay back in off the main road, but beautiful!

We can see why this was Cochise's stronghold! You need to drive clear back in to the foot of the... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Benson, Arizona
A beautiful, restful place.

Cochise Stronghold is practically in my back yard since I live in the lovely little village of... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Medford, Oregon
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Reviewed yesterday

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 3 weeks ago 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 4 weeks 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.

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
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
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

Date of experience: March 2018
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

Date of experience: February 2018
1  Thank Cochisecowgirl
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

Date of experience: October 2017
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

Date of experience: May 2017
2  Thank Mspenc
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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.