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I also did not do my homework ahead of time. After driving down 7 miles on a bumpy dirt road in a rented sedan, we discovered - not a Visitor's Center - but the trailhead. The 1 1/2 mile one way hike to the ruins...More
3 mile round trip does take a while.There are two ways to get to the parking lot. One from Wilcox (much longer dirt road to travel on) and the other from Bowie (only about 3/4 mile of dirt) Both can be done by car...just depends...More
I enjoyed my visit to Fort Bowie National Historic Site but it is certainly somewhere you have to want to get to as it’s not particularly convenient. I was hoping to make a fairly quick stop after visiting Chiricahua National Monument but I didn’t fully...More
My husband is usually on top of knowing everything about a national park site before we go. Imagine our surprise to find that you actually hike to the Ft, Bowie site and visitor center! The 3 mile hike is not difficult if you are used...More
Took an excellent National Park ranger tour which was possibly the best we've ever taken. It took about two hours, we were spellbound by the story that was woven for us as we walked on the land where fascinating events occurred.
What a great idea to hike to the Fort. I felt like I was traveling back in time. Reading about the history as you scan the countryside gives you a little inkling of what it might have been like. Amy, the Park Ranger was great...More
If you don't already know, you have to hike 1-1/2 miles to the actual Ft. Bowie site and the visitor center. We didn't plan on enough time, so didn't get to do the hike. The road from the west side of Apache Pass can get...More
In the area this is a must see. The combination of scenery and history combines to bring one back in time. The cruelty on both sides accented by the harshness of the land gives an insight to what life was like in the mid 1800’s.
Wonderful 3 mile round trip through a mix of open country. and some shade. interesting interp sins all along the way. Someone has done terrific historical research along the trail, at the cemetery, and at small visitor cabin above the fort. friendly docents & fresh...More