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- Every Wednesday Weekly & Every Saturday Weekly from 02/15/2017 to 04/15/2017 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
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The story of Apache Pass and the events that led to the establishment of Fort Bowie are best understood via a 1.5-mile hike from the trailhead on Apache Pass Road to the Visitor Center and Second Fort Ruins. Join a ranger to get a sense of the lonely isolation that the soldiers experienced while stationed there. The trail winds past remains of a Butterfield Stage Coach Station, the post cemetery, the Chiricahua Apache Indian Agency, Apache Spring, the original fort and finally the more elaborate Fort Bowie and the visitor center.
After the guided hike check out the museum in the Visitor Center, and take some time to walk around the Second Fort Ruins. Return on your own time to the parking lot on Apache Pass Road.
Meet at the Fort Bowie Trailhead parking area on Apache Pass Road at 10am. Be prepared for moderate hike - water, layers, snacks, sun protection. The roundtrip distance is 3 miles.