|Coronado National Forest
All of the mountain ranges in Cochise County are part of the Coronado National Forest. They include the Dos Cabezas and Chiricahuas in the east, the Dragoon and Mule Mountains in the middle and the Whetstones and Huachucas in the west.
Graham County offers recreational opportunities in the Pinaleno and Galiuro Mountains in the Safford District of the Coronado National Forest. It is only about fifty miles from Willcox to Safford, the major city of Graham County.
Dragoon Mountains near Tombstone, Arizona
Each of these ranges has its own character and special blend of resources and attractions. The higher elevations, which offer cool temperatures, are popular in the summertime, while the woody canyon areas are full of spectacular beauty in the spring and fall. In the winter snow can be found on most of the higher peaks. Throughout the forest, there are literally hundreds of miles of hiking trails suited to hikers of every level of ability and endurance. Birding and camping and picnicking are popular activities offered at many locations in the forest. Parker Canyon Lake offers boating and fishing.
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The Douglas Ranger District Office is in Douglas, on the corner of Leslie Canyon Road and Hwy 80.