1 month ago

This is an excellent, moderate hike with plenty of history along the trail to read about. I was surprised how large Fort Bowie was at its' peak. If you do this hike during the summer, take plenty of water because the trail is exposed most of the time. There is a Visitor Center at Fort Bowie with a water fountain, but it is about 2 miles in. Instead of backtracking, I recommend completing the loop to get back to the trail head. There is a nice view of Apache Pass and Fort Bowie from an overlook after a short, steep hike.