Cochise Stronghold offers several incredible recreational opportunities, interwoven with historical sites and nearby ghost towns. It is located to the west of Sunsites, Arizona in the Dragoon Mountains at an elevation of 5,000 ft. The Cochise Indian Trail allows for hiking and equestrian activities, while campgrounds allow for camping, picnicking, and RV rest stops. An Interpretive Trail, roughly 0.2 miles, also contains information on the history of the Stronghold as a refuge for the Apache Chief Cochise and his people.

The area is also well-known for birding opportunities and several areas for rock climbing.

by Evan Pilling, published February 15, 2018

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