ALONG THE GHOST TOWN TRAIL FROM COCHISE TO GLEESON

A Self-Guided Tour  (Click here for a map of the Ghost Town Trail)

 

There is a beautiful and historic 30 mile drive beginning in Cochise and ending in Gleeson. This drive includes the ghost towns of Cochise, Pearce, Courtland, and Gleeson. The road between Pearce and Gleeson is dirt until you get to Gleeson Road, but it is passenger car friendly. The length of time it takes to get from one end to the other is entirely up to you.

 

We'll take each town one at a time, with a little history and a few photos of things you'll see along the way. A word of caution, though: Should you decided to get out of your vehicle to look at buildings, please respect NO TRESPASSING and KEEP OUT signs. There are many mine shafts--most are fenced off or blasted closed, but there's always a possibility that one or two may have been missed. Watch where you put your hands and feet, as certain times of the year, rattlesnakes can be present, even on a warm, sunny winter day.

 

Also be aware that the area is "Open Range," which means there may be cattle (also deer, javelina and other wild critters) along the sides of the road and even on the road itself. Keep an eye open for them, approach and pass slowly, and enjoy seeing them from inside your vehicle.

 

The following pages will take you from town to town, with information about each one. Let's start in Cochise. Don't forget your map!

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ALONG THE GHOST TOWN TRAIL FROM COCHISE TO GLEESON

A Self-Guided Tour  (Click here for a map of the Ghost Town Trail)

 

There is a beautiful and historic 30 mile drive beginning in Cochise and ending in Gleeson. This drive includes the ghost towns of Cochise, Pearce, Courtland, and Gleeson. The road between Pearce and Gleeson is dirt until you get to Gleeson Road, but it is passenger car friendly. The length of time it takes to get from one end to the other is entirely up to you.

 

We'll take each town one at a time, with a little history and a few photos of things you'll see along the way. A word of caution, though: Should you decided to get out of your vehicle to look at buildings, please respect NO TRESPASSING and KEEP OUT signs. There are many mine shafts--most are fenced off or blasted closed, but there's always a possibility that one or two may have been missed. Watch where you put your hands and feet, as certain times of the year, rattlesnakes can be present, even on a warm, sunny winter day.

 

Also be aware that the area is "Open Range," which means there may be cattle (also deer, javelina and other wild critters) along the sides of the road and even on the road itself. Keep an eye open for them, approach and pass slowly, and enjoy seeing them from inside your vehicle.

 

The following pages will take you from town to town, with information about each one. Let's start in Cochise. Don't forget your map!