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Address: Willcox, AZ

An important water source for Fort Bowie.

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

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 15 February 2017
Ginny M
Olympia, Washington
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Olympia, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles 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.

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El Paso, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Cave Spring, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 seen on several of the trails in the area. Park in a area below the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles 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!

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Benson, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 the only reason that travelers took this route, when there was a much easier route... More 

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