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Address: Ironwood Rd, Pearce, AZ
Phone Number: 520-364-3468
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Beautiful location

Cochise stronghold is loaded with history. It was a favorite location of the native Apache Indians and there is no doubt why once you visit this scenic area. There is also a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 26, 2015
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Elfrida, Arizona
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Elfrida, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Cochise stronghold is loaded with history. It was a favorite location of the native Apache Indians and there is no doubt why once you visit this scenic area. There is also a nice public campground with plenty of hiking and geocaching possibilities.

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Hereford, Arizona
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Beautiful place to hike or camp, but there really isn't any attraction. We preferred the hiking across the valley at Chiricahua Monument across the valley where the views are spectacular. No drinking water available.

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Centennial, Colorado
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57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

A beautiful place worth visiting. They say Cochise is buried there somewhere. The camping and hiking areas are numerous and beautiful. If you like the old west history go visit this place or better yet camp in the stronghold.

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Pearce, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Walk on the trails beyond the nature trail. It is a moderate trail that winds through canyons and allows you to enjoy the wildlife and plants of the special place. Be sure and bring water and stick to the trails. A walking stick is handy for walking through the rocky creek beds.

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Janesville, Wisconsin
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23 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

All visitor activities begin at the wooded campgrounds. The 0.4 mile Nature Trail is an easy walk that identifies plants specifically found in this location. The 0.16 mile History walk is paved and provides an excellent description of historic use of the canyon. The 4.0 mile Cochise Trail is a fairly easy hike for the first 1.5 miles then becomes... More 

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West Chesterfield, New Hampshire
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

We loved the accommodations, the natural environment, and the people. It is a remote place that caterers to people who love nature, want peace and quiet, and a wonderful community

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Tucson
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

The trail is moderate in difficulty-- about 1000 in elevation change. It is well-marked and stable, for the most part. Beautiful views at the top! You can learn about the history of Chief Cochise and the U.S. Army.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014 via mobile

We stayed in the camp ground then trekked in the dark to get sunrise in the stronghold. Beautiful to watch. If you are thinking of trekking up there, the trees on route provide shade from the sun. A must for those who like history.

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Marlboro, New Jersey
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Liked: -John and Nancy -Food -Room -Surroundings -Atmosphere -Everything Didn't Like -Didn't stay long enough

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Scottsdale, AZ
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Driving in is very pretty impressive and the Dragoons are extremely rugged, giving you an understanding of why it was impossible for the U.S. Army to ever capture Cochise. He and his bend of merry men would hide on the mountain and the cavalry had zero chance of ever tracking them down from up there. Cochise, who died of apparent... More 

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