Dragoon Mountains

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Dragoon Mountains
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Dragoon Mountains viewed from the south.
Highest point
Peak Mount Glenn
Elevation 7,520 ft (2,290 m)
Coordinates 31°53′N 109°59′W / 31.883°N 109.983°W / 31.883; -109.983Coordinates: 31°53′N 109°59′W / 31.883°N 109.983°W / 31.883; -109.983
Dimensions
Length 43 mi (69 km) North to South
Width

35 mi (56 km) East to West

Extent includes low land hills and valleys[1]
Area 921 sq mi (2,390 km2)
Geography
Dragoon Mountains is located in Arizona
Dragoon Mountains
Country United States
State Arizona
Region Madrean Sky Islands
District Cochise County

Dragoon Mountains are a range of mountains located in Cochise County, Arizona. The range is about 25 mi (40 km) long, running on an axis extending south-south east through Willcox.

Geography[edit]

The mountain range is one of Arizona's sky islands. Mount Glenn (7,520 ft/2,292 m) is the highest point in the range. The Little Dragoon Mountains are the continuation of the Dragoon Mountains north of Texas Canyon. The mountains were included in the short-lived Dragoon National Forest, which was established in 1907 and combined into Coronado National Forest in 1908. The area is presently included in the Douglas Ranger District.[2]

History[edit]

The warrior Cochise and his army defeated a small force of Confederate soldiers here at the First Battle of Dragoon Springs but was defeated at the Second Battle of Dragoon Springs a few days later. Cochise Stronghold Memorial Park lies near Mount Glenn on the eastern slope of the range and the historic town of Tombstone can be found at the southwestern portion of the range. There are also several ghost towns in the Dragoon Mountains including Gleeson and Courtland.

During the Earp Vendetta Ride in 1882, Wyatt Earp and his posse captured, tortured and executed a native named "Indian Charlie" Cruz in these mountains for his involvement in the death of Morgan Earp.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Peakbagger.com Dragoon Mtns
  2. ^ "About Us". Coronado National Forest. U.S. Forest Service. 2008-08-24.

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