Kinishba is 5,000 feet (1,500 m) above a pine-fringed alluvial valley, west of Fort Apache, in the White Mountain Apache Tribal community of Canyon Day.

Long known to the Apache people of the region and alleged to have been visited by Conquistadors, the site was first written about in English in 1892, when pioneering archaeologist Adolph Bandelier described the ruins. In 1964, the NPS designated the site as a National Historic Landmark. It had long been abandoned and fallen into disrepair. The ruins received limited cleanup and restoration in 2005-2007.

The Kinishba pueblo has 600 rooms and is composed of nine major building mounds, the remains of masonry room blocks, some of which were originally three stories tall. There were two large apartment blocks, and several smaller buildings, with two communal courtyards.


Basic operational information for the park is showcased here.  Simply click on the "+" for specific details.  For more info visit the website below.

Physical Address & Contact Info:

White Mountain Apache Reservation
Whiteriver, AZ 85941
For more directions and informaiton contact:
(928) 338-4625

Hours of Operation:

There are no set hours for visiting Goat Camp Ruin. Come at your leisure.

Driving Directions:

Call for driving dirctions:
(928) 338-4625


Just about any time is perfect in the White Mountains. Summers can be warm but not over bearable. Make sure you have water with you before you start to explore. Winter can be quite cold so have extra clothes if needed. Spring and Fall are quite nice weather months.

Fees & Passes:

You must have a permit to view Kinishba Ruins National Historic Park. Please call ahead to get your permit.

(928) 338-4625

Visitor Center:

There is no visitors center for this attraction.

Photo Credit:  White Mountain Apache Tribe

Photo Credit:  Sharon Culp

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