Top Adventures in Cochise

  • Hike the Cochise Stronghold Trail

    Take Rt. 10 east toward Benson and onto Cochise. Follow the sign to Pearce then to Sunsite. Take Ironwood Rd., Forest Rd. 84, for about 12 miles to the Stronghold Campground. Cochise Stronghold is about 1 hour from Tucson and well worth the drive....

    12 miles 1200 ft gain

  • Hike to the Ruins of Fort Bowie

    Fort Bowie is an abandoned military outpost and the site of many bloody battles between the government and Native Americans. The fort and visitor center can only be reached on foot, which guarantees a quiet, uncrowded experience through this lovel...

    3 miles 500 ft gain

  • Camp at Chiricahua National Monument's Bonita Canyon

    Looking for an authentic hiking and camping weekend? Then the Bonita Canyon Campground in Chiricahua National Monument is your ticket. The Chiricahua National Monument is a uniquely beautiful place. There are wonderful hiking trails, some of the b...

  • Hike the Sugarloaf Mountain Trail in Chiricahua National Monument

    This short hike is spectacular at sunset. Park in the parking just beyond Echo Canyon right off of the park's scenic eight mile drive. Follow the well marked trail along the edge of Sugarloaf Mountain for beautiful views of the surrounding rock fo...

    1.8 miles 470 ft gain

  • Hike Echo Canyon Trail in Chiricahua National Monument

    This is a moderate trail, with a good amount of up and down.  But you won’t mind one bit, because you’ll be so awestruck with the scenery.  The distinct unique green coated rock formations of Chiricahua National Monument are on full display for th...

    3.5 miles

  • Hike The Big Loop in Chiricahua National Monument

    27 million years ago, a large volcanic eruption in the Chiricahua Mountains left behind volcanic ash which eroded into the hoodoos and balancing rocks at Chiricahua National Monument aka The Wonderland of Rocks. The rock formations are very simila...

    8.3 miles 2000 ft gain

  • Hike to Tanque Verde Falls

    This hike starts at the Lower Tanque Verde Falls Trailhead, which is a well marked dirt lot on the left side of Reddington Road. A 4x4 would probably make the last half mile or so easier when the road turns to dirt but I made it to the trailhead i...

    1.6 miles 100 ft gain

  • Hike Bridal Wreath Falls

    Bridal Wreath Falls is a 5.6 mile out-and-back hike that takes you through a Seguro National Park to a picturesque waterfall near Tucson, AZ. Keep in mind, the waterfall is more "picturesque" if it has rained recently. This trail is NOT dog-friend...

    5.6 miles 1072 ft gain

  • Hike to Javelina Rock

    Drive through the gate of Saguaro National Park and continue straight onto Cactus Forest Drive. The 8 Mile loop takes you around to Javelina Rock parking area. Take time to enjoy this drive, it offers great views of the park and opportunities to s...

    7 miles 400 ft gain

  • Drive the Cactus Forest Loop in Saguaro's Rincon Mountain District

    Saguaro National Park is split into two different "districts" found east and west of Tucson. In the East-Rincon Mountain District you can find over 130 miles of hiking trails. However, for folks who don't have much time in the park, are with frien...

    8 miles 550 ft gain

  • Drive the Scenic Loop in Saguaro National Park East (Cactus Forest)

    The Cactus Forest scenic drive is one of two scenic drives in Saguaro National Park (the other is in the West district location).  The drive in Saguaro National Park East is a paved eight-mile one way loop that runs through the heart of an extensi...

    8 miles

  • Camp at Molino Basin

    Molino Basin Campground is the only campground of the Catalina District of the Forest Service to be open year round due to its lower elevation at only 4500'. Its position along the Mount Lemmon Highway makes Molino Basin a perfect basecamp for fur...

    0 miles 0 ft gain

  • Nearby camping, hotels, and more

    • Willcox, Arizona

      Willcox / Cochise, AZ KOA

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      Half Moon Ranch

      Overview Half Moon Ranch is a ranch style house located in East Cochise Stronghold in the Dragoon Mountains of the Coronado National Forest, approximately 1-1/2 hours east of Tucson. The house is s...

    • Cochise County, Arizona

      Shaw House

      Overview Shaw House is a stone masonry cabin located in East Cochise Stronghold in the Dragoon Mountains of the Coronado National Forest. The house is nestled in a dramatic landscape of canyons and...

    • Benson, Arizona

      Benson KOA

    • Benson, Arizona

      Desert Sanctuary At Rincon Peak Campsite 1

      Pitch your tent and enjoy the amazing sunsets and night view of the stars at our new Backcountry site located at The Desert Sanctuary at Rincon Peak, a guest retreat offering dry tenting, RV sites ...

      From $25/night

    • East Bonita Canyon Road

      Bonita Canyon Campground

      Overview Bonita Canyon Campground is located in Chiricahua National Monument, known as the "Wonderland of Rocks." Visitors love Chiricahua for its stunning rock columns (hoodoos), hiking trails, an...

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