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Kinishba Mogollon and Anasazi Ruins
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Typical Village Model. Kinishba Mogollon and Anasazi Museum, Nohwike’ Bágowa. Fort Apache, Arizona. Travels & Tours Pictures, Photos, Images, & Reviews.
Typical Village Model. Kinishba Mogollon and Anasazi Ruins.
At Kinishba Museum. Nohwike’ Bágowa. Fort Apache, Arizona.
Photos Taken January 13, 2010.

Kinishba Mogollon and Anasazi Ruins, Near Whiteriver, Arizona. Travels & Tours Pictures, Photos, Images, & Reviews.
Kinishba Mogollon and Anasazi Ruins, Near Whiteriver, Arizona.
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Kinishba Mogollon and Anasazi Ruins, Near Whiteriver, Arizona. Travels & Tours Pictures, Photos, Images, & Reviews.
Kinishba Mogollon and Anasazi Ruins, Near Whiteriver, Arizona.
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Kinishba Mogollon and Anasazi Ruins, Near Whiteriver, Arizona. Travels & Tours Pictures, Photos, Images, & Reviews.
Kinishba Mogollon and Anasazi Ruins, Near Whiteriver, Arizona.
Photos Taken January 13, 2010.
Kinishba Mogollon and Anasazi Ruins, Near Whiteriver, Arizona. Travels & Tours Pictures, Photos, Images, & Reviews.
Kinishba Mogollon and Anasazi Ruins, Near Whiteriver, Arizona.
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Stream West Of Kinishba Mogollon and Anasazi Ruins, Near Whiteriver, Arizona.
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The Dr. Byron (Dean) Cummings Guesthouse, Caretakers House, & Museum. Kinishba Mogollon and Anasazi Ruins, Near Whiteriver, Arizona. Travels & Tours Pictures, Photos, Images, & Reviews.
The Dr. Byron (Dean) Cummings Guesthouse, Caretakers House, & Museum.
Kinishba Mogollon and Anasazi Ruins, Near Whiteriver, Arizona.
Photos Taken January 13, 2010.
The Dr. Byron (Dean) Cummings Guesthouse, Caretakers House, & Museum. Kinishba Mogollon and Anasazi Ruins, Near Whiteriver, Arizona. Travels & Tours Pictures, Photos, Images, & Reviews.
The Dr. Byron (Dean) Cummings Guesthouse, Caretakers House, & Museum.
Kinishba Mogollon and Anasazi Ruins, Near Whiteriver, Arizona.
Photos Taken January 13, 2010.

Kinishba Mogollon and Anasazi Ruins, Near Whiteriver, Arizona. Travels & Tours Pictures, Photos, Images, & Reviews.Kinishba Mogollon and Anasazi Ruins, Near Whiteriver, Arizona. Travels & Tours Pictures, Photos, Images, & Reviews.
Kinishba Mogollon
And Anasazi Ruins
Near Whiteriver, Arizona.
Kinishba Mogollon
And Anasazi Ruins
Near Whiteriver, Arizona.
Kinishba Mogollon and Anasazi Ruins, Near Whiteriver, Arizona. Travels & Tours Pictures, Photos, Images, & Reviews.Kinishba Mogollon and Anasazi Ruins, Near Whiteriver, Arizona. Travels & Tours Pictures, Photos, Images, & Reviews.
Kinishba Mogollon
And Anasazi Ruins
Near Whiteriver, Arizona.
Kinishba Mogollon
And Anasazi Ruins
Near Whiteriver, Arizona.
Kinishba Mogollon and Anasazi Ruins, Near Whiteriver, Arizona. Travels & Tours Pictures, Photos, Images, & Reviews.Kinishba Mogollon and Anasazi Ruins, Near Whiteriver, Arizona. Travels & Tours Pictures, Photos, Images, & Reviews.
Kinishba Mogollon
And Anasazi Ruins
Near Whiteriver, Arizona.
Kinishba Mogollon
And Anasazi Ruins
Near Whiteriver, Arizona.
Kinishba Mogollon and Anasazi Ruins, Near Whiteriver, Arizona. Travels & Tours Pictures, Photos, Images, & Reviews.Kinishba Mogollon and Anasazi Ruins, Near Whiteriver, Arizona. Travels & Tours Pictures, Photos, Images, & Reviews.
Kinishba Mogollon
And Anasazi Ruins
Near Whiteriver, Arizona.
Kinishba Mogollon
And Anasazi Ruins
Near Whiteriver, Arizona.

Kinishba Mogollon and Anasazi Ruins, Near Whiteriver, Arizona. Travels & Tours Pictures, Photos, Images, & Reviews.Kinishba Mogollon and Anasazi Ruins, Near Whiteriver, Arizona. Travels & Tours Pictures, Photos, Images, & Reviews.
Kinishba Mogollon
And Anasazi Ruins
Near Whiteriver, Arizona.
Kinishba Mogollon
And Anasazi Ruins
Near Whiteriver, Arizona.
Kinishba Mogollon and Anasazi Ruins, Near Whiteriver, Arizona. Travels & Tours Pictures, Photos, Images, & Reviews.Kinishba Mogollon and Anasazi Ruins, Near Whiteriver, Arizona. Travels & Tours Pictures, Photos, Images, & Reviews.
Kinishba Mogollon
And Anasazi Ruins
Near Whiteriver, Arizona.
Kinishba Mogollon
And Anasazi Ruins
Near Whiteriver, Arizona.
Kinishba Mogollon and Anasazi Ruins, Near Whiteriver, Arizona. Travels & Tours Pictures, Photos, Images, & Reviews.The Dr. Byron (Dean) Cummings Guesthouse, Caretakers House, & Museum. Kinishba Mogollon and Anasazi Ruins, Near Whiteriver, Arizona. Travels & Tours Pictures, Photos, Images, & Reviews.
The Dr. Byron
(Dean) Cummings
Guesthouse, Caretakers
House, & Museum
Kinishba Mogollon
And Anasazi Ruins
Near Whiteriver, Arizona.
The Dr. Byron
(Dean) Cummings
Guesthouse, Caretakers
House, & Museum
Kinishba Mogollon
And Anasazi Ruins
Near Whiteriver, Arizona.

The Kinishba Mogollon and Anasazi Ruins is rather easy to visit. "Kinishba" is an anglicized Apache phrase that translates into "brown house."

According to the Hopi elders, Kinishba may once have been called Ma'ip'ovi ("place of the snake grass").

You will need about 1/2 hour to 3/4 hour to make the walk. But you should plan to take more time in order to appreciate the various views of the village that you will see there. We stayed over a half day.

The Kinishba Mogollon and Anasazi Ruins is a 600 + room pueblo archaeological site in eastern Arizona that is a combination of the Mogollon and Anasazi cultural traits and it is considered to have ancestral connections to both of the present day Hopi and Zuni cultures.

It is located near Whiteriver, Arizona, the seat of government of the White Mountain Apache Tribe. Kinishba was first investigated by the pioneering archaeologist Adolph Bandelier, in the early 1880’s.

Then from 1931 to 1940, Kinishba was excavated and restored by Byron Cummings and University of Arizona archaeology students. Cummings tried very hard to have Kinishba declared a national monument, but the National Park Service declined to do so, and the site fell into disrepair in the 1960s. The ruins was slightly restorated again in 2005 - 2007.

A word about Byron Cummings, who was known to his students and colleagues as “The Dean.”

"Dean" Cummings had a profound influence upon the archaeology of Arizona and Utah during its early development. He was an explorer, archaeologist, anthropologist, teacher, museum director, university administrator, and a state parks commissioner.

"Dean" Cummings was involved in many of the important discoveries of the American Southwest and he was a pioneer educator of generations of archaeologists and anthropologists.

Kinishba is located at the eastern foot of Tsé Sizin (“Rock Standing Up,” or Sawtooth Mountain), on the White Mountain Apache Trust Lands of the Fort Apache Indian Reservation. Kinishba is probably the most public accessible of the Ancestral Pueblo village ruins that were built and occupied in the Mogollon Rim area during the 1,200's to 1,300's.

Kinishba is composed of eight major mounds, representing the collapsed walls of masonry room blocks. Kinishba may have been occupied by as many as 1000 people. Some think that Kinishba may have been the pueblo Chiciticale referred to in the narratives by the 1,540 AD to 1541 AD Spanish expedition, led by Francisco Vasquez de Coronado. Kinishba was abandoned in the late 14th or early 15th century for unknown reasons.

In 1964 Kinishba was declared a National Historic Landmark, and it is administered by the White Mountain Apache Tribe and the Fort Apache Heritage Foundation as a "satellite" element of the Fort Apache Historic Park.

A Google Earth Map search marks the center of the ruins of the Kinishba Mogollon and Anasazi Ruins Site at about: 33o 48' 53.87" N 110o 03' 17.98" W. The center of the ruins is at about 5,247 feet elevation.

The Ancient People Of Arizona:
The people who lived in the Rim country were known as Mogollons, Ancient Ones, or Bunheads. They were surrounded by the Sinagua to the north, the Anasazi to the northeast, the Mogollon to the southeast, the Salado to the south, and the Hohokam to the southwest.

Kinishba contains elements of both the Mogollon and the Anasazi people.

Be prepared for variable and extreme weather conditions: cold and windy in winter, hot sun in summer with afternoon thunderstorms from Mid June To Mid September.

How To Get There:

From central Phoenix, take Interstate 10 south toward Tucson, then take exit 154 to merge onto US-60 E toward Mesa - Globe 80.4 miles. Turn left at AZ-77 N/US-60 E 62.5 miles. Turn right at AZ-73 E (signs for AZ-73) 24.6 miles. Turn right at the LDS Church Rd for about 486 feet. The LDS Church Rd turns left and becomes S Lewis Street. The Kinishba Ruins will be on the left.

Located approximately four miles west of Fort Apache , the Kinishba Ruins National Historic Landmark is a satellite resource of the Fort Apache Historic Park .

The Fort Apache Historic Park, including Kinishba Ruins, is open daily from 7:00am to sunset.

Nohwike’ Bágowa is open Monday-Saturday 8am to 5pm during the summer, and Monday-Friday 8am to 5pm during the winter.

Admission to the museum and park is $5.00 per adult, and $3.00 for seniors (64+) and students. Children under 7 are admitted free.

Admission to the Park after-hours and on holidays is $5.00 per vehicle per day.

Apache tour guides are available with advance reservation, and special accommodations and activities can be arranged for tour groups.

24 Hour information line: (928) 338-4525

Museum: (928) 338-4625

White Mountain Apache Office of Tourism: (928) 338-1230

WARNING: Visitors to Kinishba Ruins are required to enter at the White Mountain Cultural Center and Museum first; where their admission ticket to the museum also includes an access to the ruins stamp, placed upon the ticket.

If you are planning to visit the Phoenix area to tour the Kinishba Mogollon and Anasazi Ruins, Near Whiteriver, Arizona. And if you are coming from outside of Arizona, you could fly into Phoenix and then rent a car. The Kinishba Mogollon and Anasazi Ruins is about 180 miles east of Phoenix, near Fort Apache, Arizona.

There are hotels and motels all along the way in nearby towns.

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