#MyCochiseAdventure — Cochise County invites you to head southeast to Arizona’s lower right corner. Discover a just-right climate, with short-sleeve temperatures, sunny days, and starry nights. Walk, hike, bike, or climb. You’ll find endless, budget-friendly exploration and plenty of ways to get in your 10,000 steps. Visit Coronado National Memorial, which commemorates the first organized expedition into the Southwest by conquistador Francisco Vásquez de Coronado in 1540.
Take in the “Wonderland of Rocks” at Chiricahua National Monument, formed by a cataclysmic volcanic eruption roughly 27 million years ago. Discover stories of the 19th-century United States Army outpost at Fort Bowie National Historic Site. Settle into world-class birding hotspots that offer sightings of more than 400 bird species. The 280-acre Nature Conservancy’s Ramsey Canyon Preserve alone provides a haven for over 170 varieties of birds, including 14 species of hummingbirds. Nearby San Pedro River Basin is home to 84 species of mammals, 14 species of fish and 41 species of reptiles and amphibians, plus provides a migratory flyway for neotropical birds.
Shop art galleries, antique boutiques, farmers markets, and U-Pick farms. Delight in the Hotel Gadsden, one of the last “grand hotels,” with its marble columns and gold leaf-embellished ceilings. Enjoy a few of the 40 plus local events held throughout the year, like art, wine, and chocolate festivals, and one-of-a-kind experiences like a parade celebrating the return of the turkey vultures, vintage baseball tournaments, and rodeos. Fill up on authentic international cuisine, fiery Mexican, and hearty cowboy fare served from food trucks, diners, and white tablecloth restaurants. Your inner foodie will thank you. Sip award-winning wines at Willcox vineyards or tasting rooms, or enjoy a cool microbrew at our four breweries.
Star-studded skies at Chiricahua National Monument and Kartchner Caverns State Park — both International Dark Skies Parks — offer dazzling night views. A prehistoric natural wonder, Kartchner Caverns is a living cave, boasting one of the world's longest soda straw stalactites. Cochise County: the expanse of mountain and sky, from sunrise to sunset, makes flipping your phone from selfie to scenic simple.
Plan your next adventure at www.ExploreCochise.com.
Cochise County Tourism and Economic Council
1011 N Coronado Drive
Sierra Vista, AZ 85635