Archeological Ruins

Archeological Ruins

Casa Malpais Ruins
-Overlooking the Town of Springerville, the 17-acre ruins were occupied in the 13th century, and have been carefully preserved. Unusual features such as the Great Kiva, a catacomb burial area, stairways, astronomically aligned shrines, and petroglyphs provide visitors with a distinct view into the regions ancient past. Considered as one of the finest archeological parks in the southwest, a museum and gift shop displaying artifacts from the time period welcomes visitors in Springerville. Guided tours are also available.

Rattlesnake Point Ruin and Petroglyph Trail-Lymon Lake State Park-Located just minutes from St. Johns and Springerville, Lyman Lake State Park is a 1,180-acre park that encompasses the shoreline of this man-made reservoir. Rattlesnake Point Pueblo was a medium-sized village that was home to about 15 families between AD 1325 and 1390. It was one story tall and had between 80 and 90 rooms. The pueblo was built and occupied by the ancestors of the Hopi, and perhaps other, Pueblo Indian groups. When occupied, the architecture would have resembled that of historic pueblo villages. The pueblo sat on a long ridge overlooking the Little Colorado River. The fertile floodplain along the river was almost certainly farmed by the people living at Rattlesnake Point. Complete trail guide offered in visitor center. Rooms from this 14th century ruin can be viewed from a short trail. Tours are available through the Ranger Station on a seasonal basis.

Casa Malpais Archeological Visitor's Center Museum-Springerville-This museum, which operates in conjunction with the Casa Malpais Ruins north of the town, specializes in exhibits of pottery and crafts from the first inhabitants to this part of Arizona.

 

 

 
 
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