OverviewMount Glenn is the highest point in the Dragoon Mountains. These mountains rise prominently south of Interstate 10 between the cities of Willcox and Benson. Most people know the Dragoons best because of Texas Canyon, a scenic, boulder-filled rest stop located at a high pass on Interstate 10. Mount Glenn is located in the Coronado National Forest, and is a member of the famed Coronado 12. A Coronado 12 peak is the highest mountain in each of the twelve divisions of the Coronado National Forest. The Dragoons are best known for their scenic rock formations in Cochise Stronghold. The granite domes and sheer cliffs in the Stronghold once served as a refuge for the legendary Apache Chief Cochise, and it’s easy to see why. The US Calvary had a hard time trying to pry Cochise and his Apache Warriors out of this rock fortress. Cochise is rumored to have been buried here, although no one knows where for sure. With a prominence of 2,883', Mount Glenn is big enough to make an appearance on the Arizona Prominence Map.
Getting ThereFrom Interstate 10, take Exit 318. Drive about 11 miles east on Dragoon Road to Cochise Stronghold Road. Turn right, and drive south about six miles south to Ironwood Road. Turn right, and drive west on Ironwood Road about seven miles to Forest Road 795. Turn right onto Forest Road 795. The main road continues west towards the Cochise Stronghold Campground three miles away. Drive about 1.5 miles north, then turn left onto an unmarked primitive road just south of Blacktail Hill. Drive up the road a half mile or so to a water tank and park. The elevation here is about 5,000'.
Mountain ConditionsContact the Coronado National Forest, Douglas Ranger District. Their number is 520-364-3468.
Forest Service Map: Coronado National Forest Map (Chiricahua, Peloncillo, and Dragoon Mountain Ranges).
Topo Map: Cochise Stronghold.
CampingThe Cochise Stronghold Forest Service Campground is located near the trailhead.
- Cochise Stronghold
- Cochise Stronghold
- Cochise Stronghold Campground Information
- Coronado National Forest Information
- Arizona Prominence Map