Cochise County - SE Arizona - Zone 3


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southeastern corner of Arizona

Cochise County is located in the southeastern corner of Arizona. The population was 131,346 at the 2010 census. It is one of only three counties in Arizona without an Indian reservation.    


Cochise County Bridge


The climate is semi-arid with very warm summers and moderate winters. Precipitation is low except between July and September when the monsoons arrive with strong, but short-lived thunderstorms. Overall, the climate is enjoyable year-round. 

Elevation ranges begin at 3,580 feet and rise to the highest point, Chiricahua Peak, at 9,798 feet above sea level. Cochi
se County is surrounded by the Chiricahua Mountains and Dragoon Mountains.

Chiricahua Peak 9,798 feet


Cochise County


Cochise County - SE Arizona Map

Total area: 6,218.77 square miles 
Land area:
6,169.45 square miles 
Water area:
square miles

Snow mountain peaks

Snow is common on the mountain peaks. When it snows at lower elevations, it melts within a few hours. Some years there is no snow at all.