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Cochise Stronghold

Ironwood Rd, Pearce, AZ
520-364-3468
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Ranked #1 of 6 Attractions in Pearce
Type: Hiking Trails, Historic Sites
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Scottsdale, AZ
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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42 reviews 42 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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
40 helpful votes 40 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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51 reviews 51 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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112 reviews 112 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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65 reviews 65 reviews
54 attraction reviews
103 helpful votes 103 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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Reno
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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2013

We've visited twice. Both times the feeling of history creeps up your back as you look at the rugged and rocky peaks of this small range of mountains. The legend that Cochise is buried somewhere in them adds to the significance of the place. It is easy to see why the Indians trumped the cavalry for twelve years here, in... More

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Goodyear, Arizona
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101 reviews 101 reviews
33 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2013

Amazing rock formations, just like we used to see in the western movies and Saturday morning tv serials. Beautiful campground at the end of the trail, not really accessible for RV's or travel trailers/fifth wheels, but nice for tent or camper camping. Group campsites available with reservations. Lots of hiking trails, and you can bring horses also if that is... More

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Billings, Montana
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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2013

Beautiful spot in Dragoon Mountains where Cochise was buried. Gorgeous rock formations and nice hiking trail that leads to some great views. Nice for a short hike.

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