Visitor Center Summer Hours in Effect Beginning May 1, 2014
The visitor center will be open on Saturdays and Sundays from 8 am to 4 pm from May 1 – October 12, 2014. The ruins areas, hiking trails, and administrative access road are all open for the summer during park hours, sunrise to sunset. More »
Rocks in the Chiricahua National Monument and the Fort Bowie National Historic Site, John V. Bezy, Arizona Geological Survey 2001
Interpretive Map and Guide to the Volcanic Geology of Chiricahua National Monument and Vicinity, Cochise County, Arizona; John S. Pallister & Edward A. du Bray, US Geological Survey 1997
Fort Bowie, Arizona Combat Post of the Southwest, 1858-1894; Douglas C. McChristian, University of Oklahoma Press, 2005
A Clash of Cultures, Robert M. Utley, National Park Service, 1977
Did You Know?
Fort Bowie and Apache Pass were the focal points for U.S. military actions against the Chiricahua Apaches for control of Apache Spring and the region. These adobe walls are what’s left from the first and second posts which stood from 1862 to 1894.