Dragoon Mountains

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Dragoon Mountains
Dragoon Mountains viewed from the south.
Highest point
PeakMount Glenn
Elevation7,520 ft (2,290 m)
Coordinates31°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
Length43 mi (69 km) North to South
Width35 mi (56 km) East to West Extent includes low land hills and valleys[1]
Area921 sq mi (2,390 km2)
Dragoon Mountains is located in Arizona
Dragoon Mountains
Dragoon Mountains
CountryUnited States
RegionMadrean Sky Islands
DistrictCochise County
Borders onLittle Dragoon Mountains-NW
Sulphur Springs Valley-NE
San Pedro Valley (Arizona)-W & SW

The 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.


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.

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 now included in the Douglas Ranger District.[2]


The warrior Cochise and his army defeated a small force of Union 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.


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

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