This has to be one of the most memorable visits to a historic site I have ever made. Really amazing. The site itself is part of a truly majestic landscape overall and which is generally applicable to the whole of Arizona. It was remarkable noting how the occupants found the site and were able to envision how to build lives and homes within it. The dangers must have been considerable with one slip being fatal. And yet, they built entire communities, had gardens, store rooms, living and sleeping spaces and cooking precincts. They also stored water in times of seasonal plenty for drier and hotter months so their awareness and foresight were astounding.
The site has many steps during a loop walk of about 1.6km and thus, a good level of fitness is required. While the steps are well planned, it is still advised for the fit and those not afraid of heights. There is much on the walk in the way of adobe structures where the people lived and while there is no entry to enclosed spaces and one has to avoid sitting on or leaning against structures, there are many benches along the route where one can sit and contemplate.
Beyond the walk area, there are other structures able to be seen throughout the canyon and which are not accessible. They add to the incredible natural beauty, peace and calm of the entire site. Truly memorable in ever way and a must see in Arizona.
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