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 »
Things To Do
Activities include bird watching, hiking, and wildlife viewing.
While at the fort, visitors can tour the ruins of Fort Bowie and view the exhibits inside the visitor center. Picnic facilities are located at the trailhead and the visitor center.
Do you have a group that would like a ranger-led program or guided hike? Contact the visitor center in advance to schedule a program at 520-847-2500 x 1.
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.