Casa Malpais Archaeological Park
|Type of Place:||Ancestral Puebloan site|
|Ownership:||City of Springerville, AZ|
|Contact:||Casa Malpais Visitor Center and Museum, 318 E. Main Street, Springerville, AZ 85938|
|Hours:||Museum: 8 am – 4 pm, except Thanksgiving and Christmas
Day. Guided tours at 9 am, 11 am, and 2 pm
|Guided Tours:||Site is accessible only via
guided tours, which start at the Visitor Center in Springerville.
|Notes:||National Historic Landmark|
|Nearby Heritage Sites:||Fort Apache, Kinishba Ruin, Zuni Pueblo|
Site Summary: Situated on terraces of a fallen basalt cliff along the upper Little Colorado River, the site dates from late Pueblo III to early Pueblo IV (AD 1250-1325) times. Casa Malpais appears to incorporate features of both early and late Mogollon Culture settlement patterns.