Besh Ba Gowa
Besh Ba Gowa

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Tonto Natural Bridge
Tonto Natural Bridge

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Besh Ba Gowa
Besh Ba Gowa

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NATIVE AMERICAN ADVENTURE ITINERARY

San Carlos Cultural Center
San Carlos Cultural Center

Photo Courtesy: San Carlos Apache Tribe

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Apache Gold Resort
Apache Gold Resort

Photo Courtesy: San Carlos Apache Tribe

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Mazatzal Hotel & Casino
Mazatzal Hotel & Casino

Copyright: DJ Craig - All Rights Reserved

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San Carlos Cultural Center
San Carlos Cultural Center

Photo Courtesy: San Carlos Apache Tribe

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Adventure Highlights:  

  • Tribal Gaming: Apache Gold Resort & Mazatzal Hotel & Casino

  • Native American History & Culture

  • 200-room prehistoric Salado masonry pueblo

  • Native American cliff dwellings

  • Ancient settlements like the "Mogollons" at Shoofly Indian Ruins 

  • Largest Travertine Bridge in the World

History:

Living up to its slogan, Gila County has always been a wild country.  It was once home to 1,000's of different Native American settlments.  The area was literally 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.  This adventure will guide you through their ancient lives.  Welcome to Arizona's Wild History.

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ITINERARY & MAP

QUICK FACTS

DURATION
  • 1, 2 or 3 days
     
DESTINATION

BEST TIMES

ADVENTURE TYPE

  • Ups and downs

  • Rock Climbing

  • Trails 

  • Remote Wilderness

  • Possible weather (Could be hot or cold)

MINIMUM AGE
  • All ages

VIDEO

TRAIL DESCRIPTIONS

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Credit:  Cameron Davis

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Rodeo Clown

Must Do

Special Events

Credit:  Cameron Davis

Find a special event to add to your Itinerary.  Gila County has hundreds of events that happen year round including rodeo's, parades and more.

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Museum Tour

Itinerary

Credit:  Cameron Davis

Discover Gila County's rich history and heritage by taking the Museum Tour.  Everything from mining to Zane Gray history, pioneers, miners and cowboys.

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