Cuarenta Casas

Forty House

Useful Information

Location: Huapoca Canyon, Mexico
Open: no restrictions
Fee: free
Classification: SubterraneaCave House
Light: not necessary, bring torch
Guided tours:  
Address: Motel Real del Bosque, Carretera Chihuahua-Madera Barrio Americano Madera, Madera Chihuahua, Mexico, Tel: 52-652-572-0066, Fax: 52-652-572-0538.
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1060 to 1205 AD pueblos built.
1980 La Cueva de las Ventanas (Windows Cave) excavated.


Cuarenta Casas is an archaeological zone in the Huapoca Canyon. There are a series of caves, all located in the cliffs of El Garabato river. There are five different caves which may be visited. Each of them is located some distance from the next road and typically there is at least an hour walk to the side. Together with the poor roads, it is almost impossible to visit more than one location per day.