March 2010 Backcountry Tours

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Date: February 11, 2010

Backcountry Tours Offered at Casa Grande Ruins National Monument in March 2010


In honor of the Arizona Archaeology and Heritage Awareness Month in March, Casa Grande Ruins National Monument will host special tours of 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.”


The tours will be offered on Saturday and Sunday mornings, starting on Saturday, March 6th, and ending on Sunday, March 28th. Each tour will begin at 9:00 a.m. and last approximately one hour.  Visitors should plan to arrive at the park visitor center by 8:45 a.m. and will be charged regular entrance fees. All Federal Interagency Recreational Lands Passes will be honored.


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, participants may not leave the tour group once beyond the picnic area. Sturdy shoes and water are recommended, with clothing appropriate to the current weather conditions.


Each tour is limited to 10 persons. A sign-up sheet is available at the visitor center. Advance reservations are strongly recommended! 

Last updated: February 24, 2015

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Coolidge, AZ 85128


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