Malpais Cliffs in Maricopa County AZ


Malpais Cliffs, Maricopa County, Arizona

Malpais Cliffs is a physical feature (cliff) in Maricopa County. The primary coordinates for Malpais Cliffs places it within the AZ 85264 ZIP Code delivery area.

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Feature Name: Malpais Cliffs
Category: Arizona physical, cultural and historic features
Feature Type: Physical
Class: Cliff
Description: The cliffs rise directly above the Trail 31.5 miles from Mesa.
History: Named for the rough, clinkery lava rock known in the southwest as 'malapai' or 'malapais' of which the cliffs are formed. Name proposed by Aubrey Drury (Southern Pacific Railroad) as 'Malapai Cliffs', but Dr. F.W. Hodge (Bureau of American Ethnology) recommended the spelling 'Malapais Cliffs'.
County: Maricopa County
Latitude: 33.7000451
Longitude: -111.4173544
GNIS ID: 40501

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