Dragoon Mountains viewed from the south.
|Elevation||7,520 ft (2,290 m)|
|Length||43 mi (69 km) North to South|
35 mi (56 km) East to WestExtent includes low land hills and valleys
|Area||921 sq mi (2,390 km2)|
|Region||Madrean Sky Islands|
|Borders on||Little Dragoon Mountains-NW
Sulphur Springs Valley-NE
San Pedro Valley (Arizona)-W & SW
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The range is south of Interstate 10, between the Whetstone Mountains to the west, and Chiricahua Mountains to the east. Higher elevations of the major ranges in the region are in the Madrean Sky Islands ecoregion, with sky island habitats.
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 now included in the Douglas Ranger District.
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.
- Peakbagger.com Dragoon Mtns
- "About Us". Coronado National Forest. U.S. Forest Service. 2008-08-24.
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