Cochise Stronghold is historically known as a hideout for Chief Cochise and his native tribe. Today, the area is best known for it’s east/west five-mile hiking trail and as a destination for experienced climbers. The area is remote and does not provide any services, but one portable restroom, and a few scattered fire rings.
The Southern Arizona landscape is an expansive high desert woodland, and the Cochise Stronghold area is abundant with agave, yucca, and oak trees. Visit this area in the Spring and Fall for the most comfortable weather, and enjoy it as a distant destination for outdoor recreation.
The closest town is Tombstone, Arizona, which boasts that it is “The Town Too Tough to Die” Tombstone was the old west town where Doc Holliday and Wyatt Earp walked the streets and engaged in gun battle. The place is touristy today, but an interesting look at a preserved old western mining town.