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Casa Malpais

Casa Malpais is an ancient pueblo from the Mogollon Culture which was built and occupied between 1240 and 1350 AD. The site contains exciting discoveries including a Great Kiva, solar calendar, 50-60 room pueblo remains, and an ancient staircase that, when ascended, takes you up on the rim of a shield  volcano that created the lava flow the site is located on. Labeled the 'fissure pueblo' by Frank Hamilton Cushing in 1883, it has numerous means of tracking the sun, and is truly a remarkable site for its time.  The site became a National Historic Landmark in 1964. The park can only be visited by guided tour.  Tours originate from the beautiful Heritage Museum located in the historic School building at 418 E  Main Street in Springerville, AZ. Guests should call ahead for reservations when possible and should  arrive 30 minutes prior to their tour time. (Tours are subject to weather conditions.)

This tour is a moderate HIKE. Proper sun protective clothing should be worn as well as sunscreen. Please wear proper shoes as the hike path is rocky. Please bring water with you.


Casa Malpais Archaeological Park And Museum


Hiking Tour Fees: 

$12 ages 13-59 | $10 ages 60+ |$5 children 12 & under
Address: 418 E Main St Springerville, AZ 85938
Phone: 928-333-5375

Hiking Tour Times:

  • Tuesday - Saturday
  • 9am
  • 1pm

The Casa Malpais Archeological Museum contains many of the artifacts that were excavated in the early  1990's, as well as a film about the site that features Hopi and Zuni elders who talk about how their  culture relates to the site. The Casa Malpais Museum is located within the historic Heritage Museum.  There is no charge for the museum.  

Museum Hours: Tuesday – Friday  8:00am - 5:00pm
Saturday  8:30am - 4:00pm
Closed Sunday and Monday


Casa Malpais is an ancient pueblo from the Mogollon Culture which was built and occupied between 1240 and 1350 AD. The site contains exciting discoveries including a Great Kiva, solar calendar, 50-60 room pueblo remains, and an ancient staircase that, when ascended, takes you up on the rim of a shield  volcano that created the lava flow the site is located on. Labeled the 'fissure pueblo' by Frank Hamilton Cushing in 1883, it has numerous means of tracking the sun, and is truly a remarkable site for its time.  The site became a National Historic Landmark in 1964. The park can only be visited by guided tour.  Tours originate from the beautiful Heritage Museum located in the historic School building at 418 E  Main Street in Springerville, AZ. Guests should call ahead for reservations when possible and should  arrive 30 minutes prior to their tour time. (Tours are subject to weather conditions.)

This tour is a moderate HIKE. Proper sun protective clothing should be worn as well as sunscreen. Please wear proper shoes as the hike path is rocky. Please bring water with you.


Casa Malpais Archaeological Park And Museum


Hiking Tour Fees: 

$12 ages 13-59 | $10 ages 60+ |$5 children 12 & under
Address: 418 E Main St Springerville, AZ 85938
Phone: 928-333-5375

Hiking Tour Times:

  • Tuesday - Saturday
  • 9am
  • 1pm

The Casa Malpais Archeological Museum contains many of the artifacts that were excavated in the early  1990's, as well as a film about the site that features Hopi and Zuni elders who talk about how their  culture relates to the site. The Casa Malpais Museum is located within the historic Heritage Museum.  There is no charge for the museum.  

Museum Hours: Tuesday – Friday  8:00am - 5:00pm
Saturday  8:30am - 4:00pm
Closed Sunday and Monday


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