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Address: Ironwood Rd, Pearce, AZ
Phone Number: 520-364-3468
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Cochise Stonghold comes alive, with captivating views of formidable Dragoons.

Unreal expectations met with realistic drama, albeit hundreds of years old. Spectacular setting of Cochise and his Apache tribe, hold up for years against the backdrop of the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
vancouver, canada
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vancouver, canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Unreal expectations met with realistic drama, albeit hundreds of years old. Spectacular setting of Cochise and his Apache tribe, hold up for years against the backdrop of the unbelievable interesting , unique, Dragoon Mountains. Campground provides much needed oasis of shade amongst the beautiful Dragoons, albeit lacking water...so a must to bring. If you have any interest in history of... More 

Thank rediwat_7
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lots of fun! Awesome scenery in a unique area of Arizona with lots of history. I highly recommend a visit and the Shaw House is a great place to stay.

Thank Sean C
Pearce, Arizona
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

Well worth the drive. There is a lovely campsite at the "end of the road". It's clean, well-kept up and there are picnic tables. Some parts of the year there's even a stream nearby.

Thank Jody633
Tucson, Arizona
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233 reviews
56 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015

There is a camp ground at this place by the Forest Service and some rooms at a B&B. We were shown this horse trail and found it slightly challenging due to the type of rocks (weathered and crumbling). However the views once we went back 1.5 miles were great. Also you will find it gets higher. We went from 4500... More 

1 Thank BEC308
New Plymouth, ID
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22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Not as spectacular as the rock formations across the valley at Chirichuahua Monument, still this mountain of magnificent round boulders is a must see. It was Apache chief Cochise's natural fort against the US army, and from which he could make raids on the homesteads in the desert valley below. The campground at its base is wonderfully shady, an oasis... More 

1 Thank RovingHarpist
Pearce, Arizona
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2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

3 Ghost Towns, 2 National Parks, 360 degree mountain views, Pearce Gold Mine, Amerind Indian Museum, Butter Field Stage Coach Ruins, horseback riding, biking and hiking. So much to see & do in Pearce. We stayed at Hummingbird Ranch Vacation House in Pearce.

1 Thank CochiseViews11
Elfrida, Arizona
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33 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
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.

1 Thank Rodney L
Hereford, Arizona
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56 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
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.

1 Thank Ginny A
Centennial, Colorado
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178 reviews
93 attraction reviews
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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.

2 Thank colin92
Pearce, Arizona
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8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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.

3 Thank Vbrand4

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