Well, we were on our way to Mesa Verde from Canyon de Chelly so made a brief stop. The admission charge was a bit of a turn-off but it was our choice to enter. The rows of surrounding crafts booths made the stop more interesting and it was fun to chat with the artisans. The monument itself is just a "plaque" on the ground but of course you HAVE to stand there and have photos taken! Know that it's in the middle of nowhere and just take it for what it is and no more.