Fort Bowie witnessed almost 25 years of conflict between the Chiricahua Apache and the US Army, and remains a tangible connection to the turbulent era of the late 1800s. Explore the history of Fort Bowie and Apache Pass as you hike the 1.5 mile trail to the visitor center and old fort ruins. Today, this peaceful landscape stands in stark contrast to the violence that once gripped this land.
A Clash of Cultures
Visitor Center Hours
The visitor center is open Wednesday through Sunday, from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm MST. The park is open each day from sunrise until sunset.
Fort Bowie Cemetery
The Fort Bowie Cemetery was established before the fort and remained after fort was abandoned in October 1894.
Birding at Fort Bowie
Apache Spring at Fort Bowie attracts a variety of resident and migrating birds. Download a bird check list for the park on this page.
Hike Through History
The park was designed to be experienced via the Fort Bowie Trail at Apache Pass Rd. See our directions page if you are unable to hike in.
Flora of Fort Bowie
The park has a diversity of plants despite its size and uniform topography. This page contains a link to a plant checklist for the park.
Last updated: June 13, 2018