The Butterfield Stage Route is a 20-minute drive. Bascom Campsite, Siphon Canyon and Apache Spring are popular attractions along this old stagecoach route. Fort Bowie National Historic Site, also a 20-minute drive features ruins of a 1800s cavalry fort. It can be reached via a mile-and-a-half walk from the main road. Fort Bowie served as a regional vanguard for the American Western movement and as a combatant against the Chiricahua Apache led by such men as Cochise and Geronimo. The Chiricahua National Monument and Wonderland of Rocks south east of Bowie is administered by the U.S. Forest Service and contains a high wilderness area, over 300 miles of hiking trails, numerous campgrounds and a graded road that traverses the ranges' high country. The Southwest Research Station is the home to biological researchers from across the nation. Camp Rucker and Lake Rucker offer camping, hiking and fishing as does Roper Lake State Park and The Cochise Stronghold. Portal, southeast of Bowie, features a world-famous bird sanctuary. The Bowie Sand Dunes are popular with three- and four-wheel drive enthusiasts. Mineral Hot Springs with a natural mineral hot spring is open year-round. Water surfaces at three gallons a minute at a temperature of 106°F.The Coronado National Monument commemorates the 1540sexpedition into Arizona of the Spanish conquistador, Francisco Vasquez de Coronado, and his search for the city of gold.