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Cochise Stronghold

Address: Ironwood Rd, Pearce, AZ
Phone Number: 520-364-3468
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Ranked #1 of 6 Attractions in Pearce
Type: Historic Sites, Hiking Trails, Cultural
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Type: Historic Sites, Hiking Trails, Cultural
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Tucson
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30 reviews 30 reviews
7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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
17 helpful votes 17 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
8 helpful votes 8 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
2 helpful votes 2 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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46 reviews 46 reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

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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144 reviews 144 reviews
28 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 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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54 reviews 54 reviews
22 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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Chesterland, Ohio
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114 reviews 114 reviews
29 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2013

Several miles of dusty road is rewarded with the lush green canopy that greets us at the campsite/trail head. What a relief from the barren landscape leading up to it. This is a pleasant place to come for a picnic if we were not hiking. We have ridden these trails on horseback and hiked the few miles up to the... More 

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Santa Cruz, California, United States
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64 reviews 64 reviews
53 attraction reviews
106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2013

There are no showers and no water and the toilets are vault type. Everything else is great. There is plenty of shade and the campsites are nice with tent pads, big picnic tables, BBQs and plenty of space. The sites aren't too close together either. I don't recall the price but it wasn't a very expensive campground. The scenery looking... More 

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