• Ruins of Fort Bowie

    Fort Bowie

    National Historic Site Arizona

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  • 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 »

Visitor Centers

Fort Bowie Visitor Center

Open

Open All Year 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily

Phone
520-847-2500

Location
From Willcox, AZ drive southeast for 20 miles on State Road #186 to the Fort Bowie turn off, then drive another eight miles on the unpaved road to the Fort Bowie Trailhead. Be prepared to walk the three miles round trip to the ruins and back to your car. From the town of Bowie, AZ the trailhead is located on Apache Pass Road, 13 miles south. The park is 116 miles east of Tucson, AZ via I-10, and 227 miles from Phoenix, AZ.

Closures
Closed December 25.

Special Programs
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Did You Know?

Heliograph

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.