This trail has two parts also, since the area the pueblo stood on was massive - 420 rooms, 100 kivas and 14 towers; making this community larger than the Cliff Palace at Mesa Verde. There are informational signs all along the trail, so you'll get a good understanding of what you are looking at, even though it might just be a pile of rubble. Before you begin hiking, one informational board will encourage you to say something to the spirits of the area; a prayer, kind words, whatever moves you. That whisper you just heard in the slight breeze that just went by; they're giving you a blessing also.
|Pay Respects to the Spirits.|
The entire hike will be about 3 miles roundtrip; we went left (East) first towards the towers; take time to see the canyon views these people long pass saw everyday of their lives.
That short hike to and from the towers was only about a half mile roundtrip; the majority of the ruins will be to the right (West); don't forget to admire those canyon views.
|Pit Cover with Logs|
|Looking across the canyon at the towers.|
|Algae on the stones creates its own artwork.|
Next post will be about the trailhead from Road G, so stay tuned.