We had a Jeep so the road to the site was fun. I would not recommend driving this road in a regular, non 4-wheel drive vehicle. Fantastic Heritage ruins site with some actual, not reconstructed. The docents who guide you are very knowledgeable and you can tell they just have such a passion for these Indians and their past. There is a short, easy hike up to the actual dwellings where you can see how the Sinaguan Indians lived. The guide will give you a brief talk about the history and then you can ask questions. Then, you head down again and go over to the other side of the canyon and back up a little hike to the caves. There are many and very, very old pictographs on the walls that you can see clearly. There is another guide there who will tell you what these mean and give you the history of this ancient tribe, who are believed to be the ancestors of the Hopi. You do need to call ahead and make a reservation, or you will drive out there and be hugely disappointed. Our boys were fascinated and asked many, many questions. You get a real feeling and sense of these ancient peoples and how hard and yet fulfilling their lives must have been. Maybe not the best place for really young kids, as it won't hold their interest and they will get antsy. They are not allowed to touch anything or take anything, so it might be challenging for you, them and others. I would say, depending on the behavior and interest of the child, 7 or above would be a good age. Our boys are 11 and it was perfect for them. On both of our trips there, there were children under the age of 7 that were running around, yelling, touching, and it was difficult for everyone, including them.
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