Plan Your Visit

Make the Most of Your Visit

Welcome to Fort Bowie National Historic Site! This park was uniquely created as a hike-in site to help preserve the natural, cultural, and historic resources that can be found within the park. A three mile round-trip, easy to moderate trail, winds through the park and takes visitors past the remains of a Butterfield Stage Station, the old post cemetery, an Apache wikiup, Apache Spring, and finally the first and second forts. A park visitor center and museum are located near the ruins of the second fort.

A minumum of 2 hours is recommended for your visit. While at the fort, visitors can tour the ruins of Fort Bowie, view the exhibits inside the visitor center, view the local wildlife, or attend a ranger program. Picnic facilities are located at the trailhead and the visitor center. Leashed pets are welcome on the park's trails. Pet owners must clean up after their animals.


Last updated: March 24, 2021

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Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 158
Bowie, AZ 85605



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