Welcome to Cochise County, Arizona
Official site for the Cochise County Tourism Council
Visit southern Arizona's Cochise County, the “Land of Legends.” Cochise County is where you can find out about Tombstone and the Old West, learn about military history at Fort Huachuca, go birding and hiking in our high deserts, visit mining towns like Bisbee, taste wine from local vineyards and visit U-Picks farms in Willcox, go underground at Kartchner Caverns State Park, and see the historic Gadsden Hotel in Douglas.
You can find lots to do in Cochise County!
The southeast corner of Arizona, sprinkled with the small towns of Willcox, Bisbee, Tombstone, Douglas, Sierra Vista, and Benson, has been home to noted writers and the setting for literature that is known and loved worldwide. Best-selling author J.A. (Judith Ann) Jance grew up in Cochise County and graduated from Bisbee High School before attending the University of Arizona. Her Detective Beaumont book series has 21 titles and the 17 Joanna Brady books are set in southeastern Arizona. She makes Cochise County her home part of the year splitting time with Seattle. Click here to read more.
The Cowboy & Indian culture of the American West is alive and well in Cochise County, Arizona preserved in song, poetry, on the streets of Old Tombstone, historic ghost towns, and in the vast landscapes of the Chiracuahua Mountains where Geronimo and his warriors would vanish like smoke. Click here to read more.
The 22nd Annual Wings Over Willcox Birding & Nature Festival was a wonderful gathering this year. One of the main attractions was the chance to witness thousands of Sandhill Cranes who make the area their winter home and there are many, many more great birding areas to explore in the Sky Islands of Cochise County. Click here to read more.
If you’d like more information on visiting Cochise County, order one of our Free Vacation Guides. Visit our Communities page to learn more about Cochise County’s communities: Benson, Bisbee, Douglas, Sierra Vista, Tombstone and Willcox.
Travel writer Elissa Garay shares her experience of Cochise County in . Read all about it here!