Wednesday, May 13, 2015

A hike to ruins

Monarch Cave is a beautiful Anasazi (sometimes called Ancient Pueblo or Ancestral Pueblo) cliff dwelling tucked high into an alcove above a shady desert pool of water. Several interesting pictographs and petroglyphs line the nearby cliff walls.

Charles at work!
It is believed that Monarch Cave was inhabited during the 12th and 13th Centuries. The main ruin is located in an alcove on a ledge 2/3 of the way up a small cliff face. It is classified as a Pueblo III site.

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