this is a great place to spend a few hours. there are several places to view cliff dwellings in this area of arizona, we chose this one because you can actually go into them. lots of excercise going down to the island trail, but well worth it. it's really cool to have a look inside these cliff dwellings, but you're also amazed as you look across the canyon to see ones that aren't accessible. the canyon walls are littered with cliff dwellings. there is also a trail that allows you to look into the canyon without traversing the steps.