Fort Bowie Trail is a 3.8 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near San Simon, AZ that offers scenic views and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round.
Nice trail with beautiful scenery and history along the way. Bring lots of water , not much shade
Great trail with views of the mountains and ruins of Fort Bowie. There's a dirt road that takes you to the parking area; kind of bumpy in spots. We did this in August so it was fairly hot. Recommend sunscreen since there isn't much shade on the trail. The visitor center is only open on weekends.
This is probably my FAVORITE historic site experience! It combines my love of hiking and historic sites in a perfect manner. As you hike into Fort Bowie, you pass about 10 historic/arch sites on the way in. Everything from the old stage station, cemetery, civil war battle site, Apache camp site, a spring, and more. This is DEFINITELY worth your time!
Nice hike up a hill and you can see the ruins of an old fort. Although it has a road they make you hike in so that you don't destroy the artifacts.
This hike gives you quite a history lesson. You go by a stage stop, cemetery, and a spring before you end up at old Fort Bowie.
Easy trail, but depending on the time of year the weather is sure to become very hot, so start early. Historical markers describe the fascinating conflict between the Chiricahua Apaches and the US military.