Cochise Stronghold is still a beautiful place to be. There's free dispersed camping as you enter the Forest Service managed area, and there's a campground and trailhead at the end of the road.
In the boondocking area
If you camp at Cochise Stronghold, get up early, do your morning stuff, then, as the sun starts to peek over the ridge, go walking. There's a half-mile nature loop at the trailhead, or you can take Cochise Trail all the way to the western side of the Dragoons. If, like this morning, there had been rain during the night, there will be rich aromas added to the dramatic scenery. The rabbits and deer are out and about, too.