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100% of AZ National Parks & Monuments - check!

Think we saved the hardest for last. Chiricahua is very remote. and have to take an even more remote road through mountains to get to the Fort. And then you park, and walk, yes walk, 1.5 miles each way to the Visitors Center to get the sticker and park stamp. Hard to get, but now finished seeing all National Parks and Monuments in AZ state. So Denzil is happy! :) New Mexico here we come.

In the Chiricahua Mountains of far southeast Arizona, Fort Bowie was the staging post for attacks in the late nineteenth century by the US military on the native Chiricahua Apache, a campaign completed in 1886 after surrender of the last Indian leader (Geronimo). The fort was abandoned in 1894 and became a National Historic Site in 1960. Access is by an unpaved road followed by a 1.5 mile hike, along an easy trail that passes other historic relics including an old cemetery.

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Posted by Vanabout 17:00 Archived in USA

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Looks quite an interesting area you visited.

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