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Very informative

Apache springs is seen on the 3 mile round trip (1.5 each way) to ft. bowie NPS visitor center and... read more

Reviewed 9 June 2017
Megan F
Excellent hike into history

Trail to Apache Springs is part of Fort Bowie National Monument's 3-mile round-trip, well-signed... read more

Reviewed 3 June 2017
sailnmuffin
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An important water source for Fort Bowie.
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Reviewed 9 June 2017

Apache springs is seen on the 3 mile round trip (1.5 each way) to ft. bowie NPS visitor center and ruins. It is well signed, well maintained and informative. There is a cool mock Indian hut for the kids to see and sit in (...More

Thank Megan F
Reviewed 3 June 2017

Trail to Apache Springs is part of Fort Bowie National Monument's 3-mile round-trip, well-signed & well-interpreted trail. Spring is about 1-1/4 mile in.

Thank sailnmuffin
Reviewed 15 February 2017

On the Ft. Bowie trail just down the hill from the old Ft. Bowie. Nice shady rest area along moderate difficulty trail.

Thank Ginny M
Reviewed 5 March 2016

Apache Spring is a part of your visit to Ft Bowie, and is the reason that Ft. Bowie was built. The Butterfield stage used to traverse this area and the fort was built to protect this water source for travelers and settlers.

Thank Walter B
Reviewed 12 January 2015

The little trail to the springs isn't too long but can be combined with other trails around Fort Bowie Historic sight. We were here in early January so we didn't have any problems with bugs or heat. Wonderful views down towards the valley can be...More

Thank RoanokerFan
Reviewed 28 November 2014

There's not much to see: you will pass the springs on the hike from the trailhead to the fort - about three-quarters of the way along. But drink in the history!

Thank HughJarres
Reviewed 12 April 2014

If you are walking the Fort Bowie trail, you will eventually run into the Apache Springs. There is only a trickle coming out now, due to the water rights for the farmers, but it is still worth the visit. Just thinking that this water is...More

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From Wikipedia: "The last Apache raid into the United States occurred as late as 1924 when a band of natives stole some horses from Arizonan settlers who were caught and arrested. This is considered to be the end of the... More
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