Camping. The granite boulders in the Dragoon Mountains make good habitat for desert ferns. We traveled about 10 miles. Or there are links to items we've researched as helpful or have value. I'm sure we'll be back for more! Here one can find peaks next to completely flat tops, and rainforests next to meadows and savannas. Plus some historic sites, if you know where to seek them out. Right now she's providing three adventure options into the Dragoon Mountains. We stopped for photo-shots along the way. We really enjoyed the scenery along the way. The Dragoon Mountains are a distinctive small range in Southeastern Arizona, Cochise County. "About Us". And how it changed along the way. There is no added cost to you. And finally, I got to see Sheep's Head Rock, closer-up! It's located about 1/2 mile from the current town of Dragoon.1. We met on our Tombstone Facebook Page. What's really notable is one rock formation, called Sheep's Head. Affiliate Products - On our pages we recommend some items we use & love. Feature Type: Range. [6]. Caprice told us how she wasn't the expert on that (she's the hiking expert). The Dragoon Mountains are a range of mountains located in Cochise County, Arizona. But then, when you look at near-by things to do - you, or you and your family - can add so much more to your trip. Basic Information. As are all of their adventure picks! She said she'd like to invite Bill and I to go out with them on a Sunset Drive, to scout it out as they were getting more marketing off the ground! Great for a Campsite! That's what's so great about going on a tour like this. The warrior Cochise and his army defeated a small force of Union soldiers here at the First Battle of Dragoon Springs but was defeated at the Second Battle of Dragoon Springs a few days later. Caprice pointed out how those colors came from the elements and growths on the rocks. We were right onto it. The Drakensberg Mountain in South Africa is not like any other mountain range in the world. The Dragoon Mountains are a distinctive small range in Southeastern Arizona, Cochise County. This is the Forest sign near the entrance to Cochise Stronghold Campground. And she pointed out notable locales. Accuracy is not guaranteed, and the information contained or linked on this website should not be relied on except as general information. Eventually others including Gary Axen, Kem Johnson, Jake Bender, Scott Williams, Gary Hervert and Marti Woerner joined this group. There are good hiking trails. Coordinates: 31.9395283°N, -109.9820136°W Author: Ferguson, C.A. Discover places to visit and explore on Bing Maps, like Dragoon Mountains Arizona. Plus it's a superior value. The Dragoon Mountains, part of Coronado National Forest, are located southeast of Tucson between the Whetstone and Chiricahua mountain ranges. The earliest known roped, technical climbing in Cochise Stronghold took place in 1966, involving John Rupley and Fred Becky making a first ascent of a route on Vortex Dome. The people of Tombstone Arizona regularly heard reports of, or from, the Dragoon Mountains. Caprice talked of the history, the mountains, the local terrain. U.S. Forest Service. Their experiences like the "Rappel" and the "Rock Climb." Their guides are certified Wilderness First Responders, as well as being Certified Interpretive Guides. Plus a guide adds so much to the experience. What exactly was it about, for our personal needs. This is one of the few well maintained roads into this mountain range. Off we went! Thanks to Mapbox for providing amazing maps. We're not just saying it because they took us along. [4] In 1972 Dave Baker (founder of Summit Hut in Tucson), Mark Axon and Mike McEwenbegan climbing in Cochise. Hundal, Cochise Stronghold Rock Climbing, at pages 28-29,, Mountain ranges of Cochise County, Arizona, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, 35 mi (56 km) east to west We arrived at a great spot for a Sunset View, and we all got out. (1983). I wanted to get closer, see how that Dragoon Mountain formation was made. They have a lot of old West and Native American history in the Arizona Territory. 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There is no added cost to you. Tombstone Hills Against Huachuca Mtns Background, Terms/Conditions - Mission & Creative Commons Licenses. The Dragoon Mountains are a small range only about 25 miles long. The Chiricahua Apaches had roamed this area traditionally. This also brings another selection other than bar entertainment or the gunfight tours. Caprice brought a new business idea to the Tombstone area. Local fishing holes, gear advice, and retailers. Higher elevations of the major ranges in the region are in the Madrean Sky Islands ecoregion, with sky island habitats. When in Tombstone, we can look across the desert North of us and see the Dragoon Mountains. The Sheep's Head Viewpoint Begins to Change - Up Closer! But also to get an idea of what anyone may experience, too. So we planned it out, set a date. I loved seeing all these places that I normally wouldn't even get to! Arizona's names (X marks the place). But we so enjoyed the trip. The range is south of Interstate 10, between the Whetstone Mountains to the west, and Chiricahua Mountains to the east. Anyone who is interested in visiting Dragoon Mountains can print the free topographic map and street map using the link above. The mountain slopes at lower elevations support scattered evergreen oaks, desert forbs, and grasses. Dragoon Mountains is displayed on the Cochise Stronghold USGS quad topo map. Apache Warrior Chief Cochise, in particular, is known for holding camp here. The Tombstone Adventure Company entrepreneur is Caprice. If you take the trail from Cochise Stronghold to the summit, you'll see why it was such a favored spot.