Cochise Trail

Cochise, Arizona

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Named for the famed Apache chief, Cochise Stronghold is an alluring and mysterious place. Ringed by salmon-tinted granite domes and faces, this wilderness of rock provided safe haven for Cochise during the twelve years that he and his warriors fought the U.S. Army. Never surrendering, Cochise agreed to peace only in exchange for land in 1872. Cochise died on June 8, 1874, and he was buried Heading south from a Forest Service campground to Stronghold Divide, the Cochise Trail offers a wonderful look at this legendary locale.

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"Named for the famed Apache chief, Cochise Stronghold is an alluring and mysterious place. Ringed by salmon-tinted granite domes and faces, this wilderness of rock provided safe haven for Cochise during the twelve years that he and his warriors fought the U.S. Army.

Never surrendering, Cochise agreed to peace only in exchange for land in 1872. Cochise died on June 8, 1874, and he was buried Heading south from a Forest Service campground to Stronghold Divide, the Cochise Trail offers a wonderful look at this legendary locale."

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Cochise
Distance: 6
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Moderate
Duration: 4 hours
Season: Year-round
Trailhead Elevation: 4,900 feet
Top Elevation: 6,000 feet
Local Contacts: Coronado National Forest
Local Maps: USGS Pearce
Driving Directions: Directions to Cochise Trail

Recent Trail Reviews

2/26/2006
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We walked up to the divide on a Saturday afternoon and jogged back down. It's a nice stroll on a well worn trail with gradual elevation gain. The vistas are limited but impressive. The place, as a whole, is well worth a look, and this trail is a great introduction.



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May 2018