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Fort Apache Historic Park.  This park offers a look at historic Fort Apache, and includes the White Mountain Apache Cultural Center Nohwike' Bágowa, as well as Kinishba Ruins, an archeological site and ancient settlement of the tribe. The park is located at the foot of Arizona's White Mountains, 150 miles northeast of Phoenix and 30 miles south of Pinetop.

Nohwike' Bágowa.  Located in the Fort Apache Historic Park, Nohwike' Bágowa (House of Our Footprints) is the place to experience Apache history and culture. Housed in a modern facility constructed to reflect a gowa, the Apache traditional holy home, the cultural center and museum is committed to the celebration and perpetuation of the Apache heritage.

Nohwike' Bágowa hosts long-term exhibits, temporary exhibitions, regularly scheduled Apache arts demonstrations, and other special events. The museum also houses the Tribe's growing archival collection, including manuscripts, publications, and a large collection of historic photographs. The museum shop offers a wide selection of the best Apache basketry, beadwork, and other arts, in addition to books, music, and Fort Apache and Tribal mementos.

Mount Baldy is the highest point in eastern Arizona, standing at 11,400 feet above sea level. This peak, sometimes snow-covered the year round, is one of the tribe's most sacred places. Mount Baldy is located on land governed by the United States Forest Service and several hiking trails wind around the slopes of the mountain. However, the summit of Mt. Baldy is on the White Mountain Apache Reservation and is closed to all non-tribal members.

West Baldy Trail

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