ROADS: 2WD recommended
LEGAL INFO: T15S, R24E
CLIMATE: Mild winter, warm summer
BEST TIME TO VISIT: Summer or fall
REMAINS: Many original buildings.
Cochise was created as a fuel stop on the Southern Pacific Railroad in the 1880's. Its peak population was about 3000 people. The town has never really died although there are under 50 people living there today. The hotel is open to the public and is full of great antiques. Today, the trains still roar through Cochise but no longer stop as the need for coal and water has long been extinguished.
We just got back from Arizona yesterday (9-21-2013) and one of our
stops was in Cochise. The General Store was still there and is being
lived in by some people. The Hotel across the street was closed and
is For Sale and no longer operates as a museum. There were still some
original structures in the area but most were so dilapidated that you
couldn't tell what was somebody's junk heap and what was 'old
Bob and Jamie Smith