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Fort Bowie National Historic Site (S/CI)

Date:Mar 19,2024Destination:Fort Bowie National Historic Site
Approx hike distance in miles:3Hike leader:Bill Scott
Low to high elevation gain:300Hike leader phone:
Accum elevation gain in feet:N/AHike leader email:
Departure time - Union Center parking lot:Please arrive 10 minutes early to check in
Recommended gas donation:$10
Unpaved miles:8Park entry fee per vehicle:None
Road conditions:GoodWebsite for reference info:
High clearance vehicle req'd:NoTrailhead GPS coordinates:32.1445N,109.4360W


Maintained Trail:YesUneven Footing:Yes
Steep Side Drop-offs:NoSteep Trail:
Off Trail (scratchy):NoSlippery Trail Surfaces:No
Use of Hands Required:NoBoulder Hopping:No
Difficulty :ModerateWater Crossings:No
Restrooms at Trailhead:NoGloves Required:No


This is an out-and-back hike to the Fort Bowie National Historic Site. There are interpretive signs along the trail and a small Visitor Center at the Fort. There are restrooms at the Fort. Bring water and a snack. No guests on this hike.


If you think you might be driving, please print and bring these directions with you.

From Willcox, AZ: drive 23 miles east of Willcox on Interstate 10 to the town of Bowie. Exit at the first Bowie exit and drive through the town. Follow the signs for Fort Bowie National Historic Site and turn south on Apache Pass Road. Drive 13 miles to the Fort Bowie Trailhead (the last mile of the road is unpaved). Trailhead is on the left.