GrasslandsTo us, Cochise County means natural beauty & adventure. Here are great outdoor opportunities for hiking, rock climbing, camping, picnicking, & bird watching. This County also has great opportunities for peaceful relaxation, particularly at the many Inns, B&B’s, & guest ranches. Whether it’s adventure or tranquility you seek, you can easily find it here.

Cochise County is vast & diverse, with long stretches of open road between settlements. Here you will find high mountain forests, such as the Chiricahuas where Cochise, and later, Geronimo once hunted and sought protection for their people. Cochise County is named after the great Apache Chief Cochise whose story can be found here.

Cochise County has seas of grasslands with circling raptors, playas where Sandhill Cranes winter, and magnificent preserves, like Ramsey Canyon & the San Pedro River, with their wild critters, including black bear & coatimundi, and dozens of rare bird species.

This beautiful landscape is dotted with modern vineyards & wineries, from Sonoita to Dos Cabezas to Willcox. Just south of Benson is Karchner Caverns State Park, one of the West’s premier cave tours.

Fort Bowie Ruins

Fort Bowie Ruins

Haunting the landscape are ghost towns, such as Gleeson & Pearce, and sites of seriously historic importance, such as Fort Huachuca, home of the Buffalo Soldiers, and Fort Bowie, built to protect the Butterfield Stages that carried mail & passengers through the extreme danger of Apache Pass on their way from St. Louis to San Francisco.

Cochise County is also home to two historic cities that should be ghost towns, but are very much alive today: Bisbee & Tombstone. Only 25 miles apart, you can experience the Old West of the 1880;s and the New West of the early 20th century.

Southern Arizona Guide has dozens of original videos, slideshows, and articles about the living history that is Bisbee & Tombstone, plus many dining & lodging reviews to help our visitors make informed choices.

For more information about Cochise County in general and Bisbee & Tombstone in particular, just click on their respective hot spots on our Cochise County map or find link below.

Visit some of the cities in Cochise County. Some more famous than others.
Benson – Home of Kartchner Caverns State Park.
Bisbee – Home of the Queen Mine. A quirky town with some very good restaurants.
Ghost TownsCourtland, Douglas, Gleeson, Pearce, Paradise, Portal
Sierra Vista – Sierra Vista claims Ramsey Canyon Preserve, The Hummingbird Capital of the U.S. and The Fort Huachuca Museum, as well as the San Pedro River National Conservation Area.
Tombstone – The Town too Tough to Die lives on. Whether you go for history or tourism you can’t help but enjoy yourself.
Willcox – A quaint cowtown slowly being taken over by wineries.

For things to do in Cochise County, Click on any hotspot. Clicking on the name in the pop-up balloon will bring up an article. Further below you will find plenty of suggestions and other articles of interest.