Cochise Hotel Tours and Adventures

The county of Cochise is full of magnificent locations.  The Cochise Hotel offers adventure packages that will take you away into the western frontier.  Packages that include us as a guide and tour bus, or just assisting you in ideas where you might enjoy visiting while staying at the Hotel.  Within an hour in every direction is famous tourist attractions, ghost towns, monuments, national parks, mines and wild west towns to tough to die.  This page includes destinations you might take a liking too.

The Ghost Town Trail journey has two guided tours a year, starting at the Cochise Hotel.  The excursion includes the Cochise Cemetery, the old homestead house, the mining

town of Pearce and the Pearce Jail, the ghost towns of Courtland and Gleeson, including the Gleeson Jail.  Then on to Tombstone for dinner at one of the many famous saloons.

Interested in Ghost Towns

Are you a Bird Watcher

The Playa

A mile from the hotel is the massive dry lake bed that is a favorite spot for the Sand Cranes to congregate.  In the 1940s the vast flat was used as a practice bombing range by the United States Air force.

The grand migration of Sand Cranes bring bird watchers from across the country.  Cochise is right in the middle of their nesting.

         Pearce Country Store                                  Cochise Cemetery                                      Gleeson Jail

Ruins of the mining town of Courtland

    Ruins of the Gleeson School                              Tombstone                                        The Pearce Jail


The closest big city to Cochise is Willcox.  The original Railroad Ave. has the historic Willcox Theater, the Rex Allen Museum and Wine Tainting rooms and festivals.  Also the only place to get a good meal in the vicinity.

Do you like to Hike?

The breathtaking Chiricahua National Park can be seen from the car window or offer a full days worth of hiking. 

The bolder of Texas Canyon offers some hiking and is one of the coolest freeway rest stops in the state.

Just 20 miles from the Hotel is the Cochise Stronghold.  A favorite place for hikers and rock climbers.

Another unforgettable hiking experience is at the historic Fort Bowie.  Located near the freshwater spring at Apache Pass the water attracted soldiers, emigrants, prospectors and Apaches.  It was the stage stop for the Overland Trail Route and base camp during the Apache wars of the 1860s through the 1880s.  In 1894 the Cavalry evacuated Fort Bowie and in 1964 Congress authorized it as the Fort Bowie National Historic Site.

The Historic Railroad town of Benson is the home of the magical Karshner Caverns and Museum.


The mountain town of Bisbee may be the jewel of Cochise County.  Home of the Copper Queen Lavender Open Pit Mine, the beautiful Copper Queen Hotel, Brewery Gulch and the Phelps Dodge Company Store.

Still within reach is the marvelous Gasden Hotel in the border town of Douglas



The streets of Tombstone are the real western deal.  See the Bird Cage Theater, The Crystal Palace, The O.K. Corral, The Oriental Saloon, The Courthouse and Boot Hill.   Step up to the bar and order a whiskey, have a fine meal, watch a gunfight and still make it back to the Cochise Hotel for a good nights sleep.


Take a day trip south of the border to the Mexican towns of Agua Prieta and Naco.

The road in front of the Cochise Hotel was the primary highway from Tucson to El Paso, back in the day of the Model T.  Just west of the hotel starts an 8 mile stretch of the old railroad road just as it was.  It's easy to imagine what it was like to cross country back then.  The road leads to the neighboring town of Dragoon.

The town of Dragoon is even smaller than Cochise.  The ruins of the Dragoon Springs Stage Station still stand.  

Near Dragoon is the world famous Amerind Museum of Native American artifacts, art and culture.  The Museum was founded by the Fulton family.  Elizabeth Husband, the owner of the Cochise

Hotel for 50 years, as well as the giant Four Spears Ranch which spanned from the Amerind property nearly all the way to Cochise.  About a twenty minute drive from the Hotel.

Next to the Amerind is the historic dude ranch, The Triangle T.  Nestled in the picturesque boulders of Texas Canyon the Ranch has hosted such people as Roy Rogers, John Wayne, Glen Ford and was the movie location for the original motion picture, 310 to Yuma.  They offer RV facilities, beautiful casitas, the Rock Saloon built around one of the canyon boulders and horseback riding.

The Faraway Ranch

Patagonia Lake

The Slaughter Ranch

Don't forget to stop and shop at The Thing.  Tourist trinkets to take home to the family and featuring an Indian mummy taken from the Grand Canyon.