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Cochise Trail 279

Basics
Location:
In the Dragoon Mountains 75 miles east of Tucson
Length:
4.5 miles
Difficulty:
Intermediate
Elevation Range:
5000 feet to 6000 feet
Elevation Change:
1000 feet
Season:
March - November

Description

This Coronado National Forest trail extends between the Cochise Stronghold Campground on the east and a 4-wheel drive road (FR 688) into West Stronghold Canyon on the west side of the Dragoons.

Details

Location:
In the Dragoon Mountains 75 miles east of Tucson
Length:
4.5 miles
Difficulty:
Intermediate
Elevation Range:
5000 feet to 6000
Elevation Change:
1000
Season:
March - November
Useful Map(s):
USGS: Cochise Stronghold

Map + Directions

Basic Directions
Eastern Treailhead:
I-10 to Hwy 191, south 12 miles to Ironwood Road, then east on Ironwood Road (turns into Stronghold Rd.) 9 miles to Cochise Stronghold Campground.

Western Trailhead:
Hwy 80 to Middlemarch Road (1 mile north of Tombstone), then east about 10 miles to FR 687 (at the national forest boundary), turn left onto FR 687. Turn right onto FR 688 (a 4-wheel drive road). The trail starts at the end of the road.

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