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Casa Grande Ruins Back Country Tour

November 10 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

November is the perfect time to visit the iconic Casa Grande Ruins National Monument, the nation’s first archaeological preserve. On Saturday, November 10, we will take in the four story “Great House”, built by Hohokam in the 14th century, and then walk into the park’s backcountry area that is normally closed to the visiting public. Highlights include the prehistoric Ballcourt, Compound B, and an ancient roasting pit or “horno.”  If AAHS can get a Arizona State Land Department permit, we will also visit the Adamsville Mound site adjacent to the Monument. Dr. Douglas Craig will conduct the tour. Doug is a senior archaeologist with Northland Research and is President of the Friends of Casa Grande Ruins.

Participants must walk approximately 1.5 miles over uneven terrain. The area is not wheelchair accessible. Because the tour is conducted within a fragile archeological area, the NPS limits group size to 15 so this will be a smaller group than usual for AAHS trips

To register e-mail Chris Sugnet.


November 10
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Chris Sugnet


Casa Grande National Monument
1100 W Ruins Drive
Coolidge, AZ United States
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