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Cochise Trail Professional Review and Guide
"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."
--Scott S. Warren, 100 Classic Hikes Arizona (The Mountaineers Books).
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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