Top Adventures in Willcox

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Explore the streets of Tombstone

    Fan of Western movies? Most people are aware of Hollywood movies like Tombstone and Wyatt Earp along with the infamous real life Gunfight at the O.K. Corral.  But instead of walking where Kevin Costner or Kurt Russell stood, walk the boardwalks al...

  • 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

  • Explore the Canyons and Caves of Red Knolls Amphitheater

    Red Knolls Amphitheater is a natural resource managed by the BLM just off of highway 70. The mesa is filled with slot canyons, caves and holes that are great for exploring and photography.  Some trails can be steep and crumbling so use common sens...

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    • 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...

    • Safford, Arizona

      Lower Twilight Group Site

      Overview Lower Twilight Group Site offers groups a secluded camping escape from the summer desert heat. The scenic mountain setting is a great base for hiking, wildlife viewing and picnicking. The ...

    • Safford, Arizona

      Upper Twilight Group Site

      Overview At an elevation of 7,400 feet, Upper Twilight Group Site offers groups a secluded camping escape from the summer desert heat. The scenic mountain setting is a great base for hiking, wildli...

    • Willcox, Arizona

      Upper Hospital Flat Group Site

      Overview Upper Hospital Flat is a great place for groups to escape the summer heat of surrounding deserts and retreat to a scenic meadow in the Pinaleno Mountains of southeastern Arizona. The area ...

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