What’s Going On In Cochise Arizona?
Arizona is one of the fastest growing states in the nation. In fact, between
1990 and 2000, Arizona’s population exploded by 40%. Cochise County has
been growing and continues to grow along with the rest of Arizona.
Cochise County is located in Southeastern Arizona.
Cochise County is one of the bird watching capitals of the world! See
the annual Sandhill cranes coming to Willcox in the winter or catch the Southwest
Wings Over Willcox Birding Festival in Bisbee. The Nature Conservancy’s Ramsey
Canyon Preserve in Sierra Vista is one of the top hummingbird hotspots in the
world. There, and in other canyons in the Huachuca Mountains, you can find seclusion
and beauty and glimpse elegant trogon, raptors, five-stripe sparrows and hundreds
of other rare and exotic species of birds. Primary Industries include ranching,
agriculture, and mining.
Cochise County enjoys plenty of sunshine and 4 distinct seasons.
Activities include: Horseback riding, museums, cultural events, hunting,
and cave exploring.
Local Hot Spots
San Pedro Valley
The world famous Kartchner
Caverns State Park and its visually stunning caverns are located in this valley.
Benson, Arizona and its small town charm is just minutes away from Kartchner
The Holy Trinity Monastery is a favorite among bird watchers because
of its 1.3 mile-long bird sanctuary.
Long known as The Town Too Tough To Die, all of Tombstone is a Registered
Historic National Landmark that thrives today as a lively center for recounting
and reliving the days of famous and infamous western history. Visitors walk
the same streets as Wyatt Earp and Doc Holliday once did. And they experience
firsthand what it was like when the guns that made history indelible were drawn
at the OK Corral.
Sierra Vista is Cochise County’s largest city and home to an array of
historical, commercial and natural experiences.
Fort Huachuca and the Military Intelligence Museum convey the rich history
of the Fort during the Apache Wars and the facility’s important modern role
in safeguarding the nation.
The Mall at Sierra Vista features top national retailers and family-
oriented activities while the nearby San Pedro National Conservation Area stands
as one of the country’s premier bird watching locations.