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Cochise open w govt shutdown?

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Bryan Hains · · Redwood CIty, CA · Joined Feb 2016 · Points: 25

Any locals know if Cochise is open w the govt shutdown? Coming in from CA next weekend. Thanks!

Daniel Evans · · Phoenix, AZ · Joined Mar 2013 · Points: 85

Someone correct me if I'm wrong, but I would highly doubt that it would be affected. There's not even a single bathroom and the road leading there off of the main highway is used by local residents. I'm sure you're fine.

JD · · Vanlifer · Joined Jun 2016 · Points: 95

You're good. The check point on the way out, won't close, that's for sure.

Scott M. McNamara · · Tucson, Arizona · Joined Aug 2006 · Points: 55

The west side does not have bathrooms or any fee campgrounds. If memory serves, there is a gate that could be closed.

The east side, on the other hand, has bathrooms---and a fee campground---but most climbers camp for free away from the campground.

I do not recall that anything closed in the 2013 shut down.

So I tend to agree that you are probably good to go. 

Have fun!

Cory Tallman · · San Tan Valley, Arizona · Joined Apr 2016 · Points: 175

Just got back from five days in Cochise, everything is normal there. Didn't even know the government shut down until we returned to civilization. 

Guideline #1: Don't be a jerk.

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