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!

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!

USA Today named Kartchner Caverns the #1 Best Cave in America!

Kartchner Caverns - Benson, AZ
Discovered in 1974, Kartchner Caverns is a 'live' cave where the glistening formations continue to grow and evolve. Highlights within the caverns include a 21-foot soda straw stalactite (one of the world's longest), a 58-foot column called the Kubla Khan and the most extensive formation of brushite moonmilk on the planet.
Photo courtesy of AP Photo/The Arizona Republic, Christine Keith

The Editors of SUNSET Magazine selected Bisbee as the Best Small Town of 2016 in their annual feature of the best hometowns in the West!  Read More

Our next National Park could be in southern AZ! Making America’s next national park could be as simple as a name change, according to supporters of a plan to make Chiricahua National Monument into a park. Read More




A Trip Through Southeastern Arizona Is a Chance to See the Complexities of Mexico Border Life

Cochise County is the gateway to wonderful experiences in neighboring Mexico. The towns divided by the U.S.-Mexico border offer a unique look at Western life. Read more
Activity Planner

Must see and do activities, outdoor scenic attractions, and more!

Activity Planner

Celebrate Cochise County's unique heritage and culture throughout the year.

Upcoming Events Calendar
Land of Legends

Find out why Cochise County is the Land of Legends.

Land of Legends
Cowboys & Indians

The Cowboy & Indian culture of the American West is alive and well in Cochise County

Cowboys & Indians
Literary Corner

The southeast corner of Arizona has been home to noted writers and the setting for literature that is known and loved worldwide.

Literary Corner