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Cochise County, Arizona
Gateway to the Rio Sonora
Most visitors from the north will begin this
adventure by entering Mexico from Cochise County, Arizona. Located in the
southeast corner of Arizona and called the Land of Legends, Cochise County
is a wonderful destination in it's own right.
In Cochise county, visitors can:
-discover the wonders of a subterranean world at Kartchner Caverns in
-witness the dance of hummingbirds in flight at Ramsey Canyon in Sierra
Vista and the majestic Sandhill cranes returning to their homes in the
-tread the footsteps of Wyatt Earp and Doc Holliday at Tombstone's OK
-experience an historic mining town turned eclectic artist colony in
-explore one of the oldest military outposts in the American West – Fort
Huachuca – now a modern center for intelligence training and communications
for the United States Army.
-mount Up at a guest ranch and ride into the rugged Dragoon Mountains where
Apache Chief Geronimo held the U.S. Cavalry at bay for months.
-tour an amazing number of historically registered buildings in the friendly
border town of Douglas, before visiting neighborly Mexico.
Be sure to visit the Cochise County Tourism website as part of your vacation
Access to the Rio Sonora is made via the border crossings located in
Douglas and Naco, Arizona. Douglas and it's Mexican sister city, Agua Prieta
are the eastern access point and will most accessible to those with larger
vehicles or if towing. Naco and it's sister city, Naco, Sonora has a
smaller port but is usually less congested.
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