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Address: Ironwood Rd, Pearce, AZ
Phone Number: +1 520-364-3468
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Beautiful area but no water at the campground.

This is a beautiful canyon with an abundance of wildlife, rocks and native American history. This was where Cochise (chief of the Chiricahua Apaches held off the US military... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed June 27, 2016
Ronald E
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2016

This is a beautiful canyon with an abundance of wildlife, rocks and native American history. This was where Cochise (chief of the Chiricahua Apaches held off the US military. They never did capture him and he is supposedly buried in these mountains. There are many trails to hike and a couple of natural springs. It's a beautiful campground , but... More 

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Pearce, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2016

So much history here, and beauty. A reminder of the sad plight of the Apache. Wonderful hiking trails, from easy to difficult. We come back often.

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Oro Valley, Arizona
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 30, 2016

Challenging because the West Stronghold is a lot steeper than the East side and for 1 and 3/4 mile each way you are either going down or climbing up a pretty steep and slippery trail. This national park is probably not well known as it is rather small and not readily accessible. So yes, you do have to drive a... More 

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Cochise, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 18, 2016

An enjoyable, moderate hike in nature with lots of history here. For teens or older in good physical shape. This is where the Apache Indian, Cochise, evaded capture. You hike up the east side of the Dragoon Mtns and can go over the top of the pass, or look out to the valley west of the mtns. Plan on most... More 

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Cochise, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 16, 2016

I grew up here and have always enjoyed visiting the Stronghold. When I have the opportunity, I like to take friends and family as well.

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Thank Kj W
Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 13, 2016 via mobile

Don't skip on visiting Cochise Stronghold when passing by Tombstone to Wilcox to to get to Interstate 10. Not many explore the south region area landmarks. Just a wonderful place to hike and sightsee. Amazing landscapes.

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Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 16, 2016

The area is flat-out beautiful if you like fairly isolated places. About a 20 minute drive off of Highway 191 in the Coronado National Forest, a majority of which is a dirt road. There are a few rough spots that you'll need to slow down for and if your sled is a low rider, you may want to reconsider all... More 

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Ewing, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 9, 2016

This park takes some travel time, but when you arrive you'll have good hiking. It's not strenuous, but the topography and views are very fine.

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Battle Ground, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 20, 2016

My husband and I had a chance to hike this unique trail during a recent visit. It is about a 6 mile round trip hike but well worth the distance. The views and rock formations along the way were very interesting. The trail was easy to navigate with several locations perfect to stop for a break or lunch. We went... More 

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vancouver, canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2015

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 

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