Fire Restrictions in effect for Fort Bowie National Historic Site
Due to increased fire danger in southern Arizona, Fort Bowie National Historic Site will implement fire restrictions beginning Wednesday, May 22, 2013. More »
Visitor Center Hours Change on June 1, 2013
The visitor center will change to summer operation hours Saturday, June 1, and will be open from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm daily through August 31. The hiking trails, ruins areas, and other areas of the fort remain open to the public during daylight hours.
Fort Bowie's elevation (5,000 feet) may require some acclimitazation. Drinking water is available only at the visitor center. Summer hikers should carry water and sun protection, since temperatures may climb above 100 (F). Summer storms may suddenly and briefly flood the washes. Simply wait out the high water. Avoid hiking when lightning is present. Also, be alert for the occasional rattlesnake.
Did You Know?
Apache Spring, control of which prompted General James Carleton to establish Fort Bowie, supported the first Fort Bowie and still runs today.