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“Rock formations incredible”
Review of Cochise Stronghold

Cochise Stronghold
Reviewed 11 July 2013

The cochise stronghold rock formations are out of this world. In Arizona there are volcanic island of lava flows cropping up all over the desert. And the legend that Cochise is buried up there only adds to the mystery

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Reviewed 29 April 2013

Several miles of dusty road is rewarded with the lush green canopy that greets us at the campsite/trail head. What a relief from the barren landscape leading up to it. This is a pleasant place to come for a picnic if we were not hiking. We have ridden these trails on horseback and hiked the few miles up to the "saddle". It's more enjoyable hiking this rather narrow canyon than riding, for me.
There's an old concrete well and a small pond or "tank" along the way. The trail gets steeper with loose stones after the "tank". Hiking in the morning or afternoon is more comfortable for us because of the shade. The canyon along the stream has picturesque rock formations. Is Cochise really buried in here somewhere? We continue to look each time we come here.

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Reviewed 16 April 2013

There are no showers and no water and the toilets are vault type. Everything else is great. There is plenty of shade and the campsites are nice with tent pads, big picnic tables, BBQs and plenty of space. The sites aren't too close together either. I don't recall the price but it wasn't a very expensive campground. The scenery looking into the stronghold is quite nice as well. Certainly recommended.

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Reviewed 3 April 2013

We've visited twice. Both times the feeling of history creeps up your back as you look at the rugged and rocky peaks of this small range of mountains. The legend that Cochise is buried somewhere in them adds to the significance of the place. It is easy to see why the Indians trumped the cavalry for twelve years here, in the mid-late 1800's. The park is not large, but has some good local hiking trails and good photo opportunities. The access road can be wash-boardy, but it is maintained, so slow down and the average passenger car will make it in fine. From Interstate 10 take exit 331. Go south on Highway 191 to the town of Sunsites. There is a sign at Ironwood Road for Cochise Stronghold on the north edge of of Sunsites. Take Ironwood Road west from Sunsites to the park. The park is fairly well signed.

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Reviewed 16 March 2013

Amazing rock formations, just like we used to see in the western movies and Saturday morning tv serials. Beautiful campground at the end of the trail, not really accessible for RV's or travel trailers/fifth wheels, but nice for tent or camper camping. Group campsites available with reservations. Lots of hiking trails, and you can bring horses also if that is your desire. The road is gravel and rough in places, but you don't need a 4-wheel drive to make it to the campground. Much history here, and there are two cabins available for rental at a very reasonable price. Check out the website reserveamerica.com for more info. Campground use includes a fee, but if you are just driving through or stopping for only a few minutes there is no fee. Restrooms at the campground, but no running water in these restrooms.

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