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Cochise Stronghold

Ironwood Rd, Pearce, AZ
+1 520-364-3468
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A challenging 10-mile hike

Challenging because the West Stronghold is a lot steeper than the East side and for 1 and 3/4 mile... read more

Reviewed May 30, 2016
Laurence L
Tucson, Arizona
Nature and history!

An enjoyable, moderate hike in nature with lots of history here. For teens or older in good... read more

Reviewed May 18, 2016
Laura V
Cochise, United States
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“dirt road” (5 reviews)
“nature trail” (3 reviews)
Ironwood Rd, Pearce, AZ
+1 520-364-3468
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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...More

2  Thank Laurence L
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...More

Thank Laura V
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.

Thank Kj W
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.

Thank James C
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...More

Thank OregonStrider
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.

Thank John B
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...More

Thank 234Glenys
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,...More

1  Thank rediwat_7
Reviewed November 8, 2015 via mobile

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.

1  Thank Sean C
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
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