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Cochise Stronghold

Address: Ironwood Rd, Pearce, AZ
Phone Number: 520-364-3468
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Ranked #1 of 6 things to do in Pearce
Type: Hiking trails, Historic sites, Nature & Parks, Sights & Landmarks, Outdoor Activities
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Type: Hiking trails, Historic sites, Nature & Parks, Sights & Landmarks, Outdoor Activities
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Janesville, Wisconsin
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60 reviews 60 reviews
14 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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36 reviews 36 reviews
8 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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28 reviews 28 reviews
17 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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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Pearce, Arizona
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

If you like the outdoors, don't mind the heat in the summer and have a thing for breathtaking sunsets nightly, this is somewhere you defenitely need to go!! A perfect location for hiking and climbing where the Apache once lived, and a great place to just get away from the hustle and bustle of the city.

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Sunsites, AZ
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54 reviews 54 reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013 via mobile

We visited with my Dad who was visiting from VT, we live about 7 miles away in the little village of Sunsites. There is a nice self guided walkway with plaques, we continued on up a hiking trail for a few miles ... There is a nice little stream up always, nice place to take a break!

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Sutton, Massachusetts
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149 reviews 149 reviews
32 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

So breathtaking and rugged. More climbing than you could do in a lifetime. I want to buy a van, live in it at the base of the cliffs and climb here every day!

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Los Angeles, California, United States
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67 reviews 67 reviews
28 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2013

The cochise stronghold rock formations are out of this world. In Arizona there are volcanic island of lava flows cropping up all over the desert. And the legend that Cochise is buried up there only adds to the mystery

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