• Ruins of Fort Bowie

    Fort Bowie

    National Historic Site Arizona

Operating Hours & Seasons

Visitor Center:
8:00 am to 4:00 pm , Summer hours daily from June 1, 2012 through August 31, 2012, Mountain Standard Time. Remember, most of Arizona does not use Daylight Saving Time.

December 25

Ruins Trail:
Ruins Trail hours are from sunrise to sunset.

Peak season is from March until May.

Did You Know?


Heliographs are instruments which use a mirror and sunlight to transmit Morse Code. General Nelson Miles realized that southern Arizona’s mountainous terrain and huge amounts of sunlight would make the heliograph useful in his campaigns from Fort Bowie against Geronimo in 1886.