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This morning, we checked out the Walnut Canyon National Monument. It’s incredible how the Sinagua people managed to live in these cliff dwellings and flourished so well! . . . . . . . . . . . . #arizona #arizonalife #azculture #instagramaz #arizonahighways #arizonahiking #walnutcanyon #walnutcanyonnationalmonument #desert #arizonacollective #igsouthwest #cliff #cliffdwellings #worldphotographyday #belongsonyelp #hiking #trail
One more cliff dwelling for the list, this one less well-known and less visited. The Spring Canyon or Nogales Canyon cliff house was home to the Gallina people from about 1100 AD to 1275 AD, when they suddenly vanished. No current Pueblo people claim the Gallina as their ancestors, and little is known about their sudden disappearance. The remnants of this dwelling sit below a large rock overhang, giving it protection from the elements and from prying eyes. There are layers of intact adobe plaster, sections of wall where the original wood beams are visible, and some pictographs present. Please be respectful when visiting cultural sites, whether it’s big-name National Parks like Mesa Verde or small, out of the way areas like this. They all have an important story to tell. 🙏🏼 • #respect #cliffdwellings #history #culture #ruins #culturalresources #native #newmexico #southwest #pueblo #architecture #naturalbuilding #gallina #santafenationalforest #forestservice #usfs #publiclands #publiclandowner
The Amalfi Coast is a world UNESCO site and apparently no more building is allowed. So you see a lot of old buildings with well established gardens growing ON them, because it is a cliff dwelling type town. You also see a lot of crazy wires and satellite dishes accounting for an adjustment to today's lifestyles. #positano #beautifulhouses #cliffdwellings #cliffsidehomes #lifestyle #greenaccents #designinspiration #amalficoast
Super cool to hike around Bandelier today! #anthropologienerd #bandeliernationalmonument #cliffdwellings #getoutside
#cliffdwellings #manitousprings #colorado first time visited July/94 age 11 years; second time was Sept/99 just shy of my 17th bday; third time Aug/18 age 35. Manitou Springs, CO will always hold a special place in my heart. #manitoucliffdwellings #memorylane #coloradodestinations #coloradophotography #photography #nature #colorfulcolorado #coloradolife
Day 11: Full day in Mesa Verde. Spent the morning with Goofy and doing laundry. (We skipped a guided tour at the Mesa Verde in the morning) but had another one planned for the evening at the Cliff Palace dwelling. We hiked a trail down to a canyon and stopped by various outlooks and saw many of the cliff dwellings. There are over 600 in Mesa Verde alone. We finished the time with a guided tour of the biggest pueblo dwelling in Mesa Verde. Jack was so happy she was finally getting to see these sites she’s been wanting to see since she’s was a little girl. We enjoyed learning more about the tribes that lived here for centuries. #arellanosgowest #mesaverde #pueblos #history #cliffdwellings #hiking
Exploring Colorado Springs. #gardenofthegods #cliffdwellings
Highlights of stop 1 on Saturday’s road tripping/hiking/storm dodging. #optoutside #cliffdwellings #
It was such an amazing experience to be able to visit, observe, and traverse the ruins of the Ancestral Pueblos that are etched into the sides of cliffs. If you’re ever in Colorado and you like history/archaeology, I’d recommend taking a day to go into Mesa Verde and tour these dwellings. #cliffdwellings #ancestralpueblo #archaeology #preservedhistory
So glad I took a detour today on my blast to #peoriaaz #cliffdwellings #marblecanyon - spectacular!
The cliff dwellings of Mesa Verde are found high on canyon walls that require wooden ladders to access. Native Americans inhabited these stone dwellings 2000 years ago. This #nationalpark is located near #cortez #colorado and is a highlight not to be missed on any Southwest tour of the US! #mesaverde #cliffdwellings #anasazi #pueblo #rocks #sandstone #history #nativeamerican #sunset #storm #ancient #instaart #instamood #instatraveling #travel #travelblogger #travelphotography #iphoneography @natgeocreative @natgeotravel
The 27th mile all set up and ready to go! . . I.V. Station and healers are here, come and learn about new methods in recovery. . . #anenergeticaffair
I bought some dope ass rocks....I’m happy indeed. #manitousprings #cliffdwellings #rocks #rockhoarder
Mesa Verde Cliff Dwellings-about AD 550 the Anasazi people moved into the Mesa Verde area & lived there 700 yrs. In the late 1200’s they moved away. These cliff dwellings were discovered by ranchers in the 1880s. 130 rooms, 8 kivas, 60-90 inhabitants!
One of the most fascinating parks I've been to. Continuously inhabited for over 700 years ending in the mid 1200s. Being able to walk through multiple different sites is awesome.
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Drew & I love America’s #NationalParks . His favorite is #GrandTeton but for me it’s difficult to choose. Betsy Grey didn’t come with us on this trip, we tent camped. #⛺️ Zoom in on the pics from #MesaVerde to see the #CliffDwellings . Im amazed people could do that without machinery. #GlacierNationalPark had fires so unfortunately some areas were closed and the views were limited, but still so enjoyable. I really can’t understand how anyone can look at nature and think there is no #God . #HEmadeThat #☝️#🙌 #🙏Have a wonderful weekend! #GodBless #JesusLovesYou John 1:3 Through Him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made #LetsGo #camp #camping #mountains #mountaingoats #longhornsheep #moose #buffalo #loganpass
Driving home and back through New Mexico reminds us of our favorite camping spot in #gilanationalforest . Can’t wait to come back! #summer2018 #familytime #roadtrippin #newmexico #cliffdwellings #camping ⛺️
"Abide the Storm" is 1 of 3 paintings that I entered into the Santa Fe Indian Market. This is the scene from atop my ancestral #puyecliffdwellings in #santaclarapueblo . . #nativeartist #nativeamerican #nativemade #nativeart #americanindian #cliffdwellings #myancestors
📍 Mesa Verde - Colorado 🇺🇸 Day 6: Kayenta - Mesa Verde - Durango Passare dai butte infuocati della Monument Valley al rigoglioso paesaggio del Colorado mi fa sentire un po’ a casa, se a casa mia ci fossero negozi di armi per la caccia (...) grandi come chiese. La giornata è tutta dedicata al Mesa Verde National Park e alle rovine dei Pueblos Ancestrali, che altro non sono che tribù autoctone. Perché allora il nome spagnolo? Perché gli Americani sono razzisti senza rendersene neanche conto. Nella Mesa Verde decidiamo di visitare la Cliff Palace e la Balcony House. Premessa: Andrea era arrivato preparatissimo. Sapeva tutto di questo parco e dei Pueblos Ancestrali, tranne una cosa: come mai attorno al 1300 erano scomparsi nel nulla, da un giorno all’altro. La soluzione che trovate in giro è: boh, è successo e basta, abbiamo delle bellissime teorie in merito però. La realtà è diversa, ce l’hanno illustrata entrambe le guide ed è illuminante. La domanda è stata posta a tutti: perché pensate che chi stava qui se ne sia andato? Le risposte mi sono sembrate varie e intelligenti: faide tra tribù, carestie, cambiamenti climatici... tutto aveva (e ha) senso. Le guide sorridono e dicono (più parlando a se stesse che non a noi): ‘Lo pensano tutti. Mai che qualcuno ipotizzi un fattore culturale’. ‘La gente non si sposta solo quando scappa e non scappa solo perché fugge da un problema. A volte è la ricerca di qualcosa di più o era semplicemente giunto il momento. Per non morire devi portare con te la tua Storia, non la tua casa fisica’. Ah. Perché ormai pensiamo che le persone scappino sempre da qualcosa e non verso qualcosa? Perché non leggiamo i segnali che ci dicono che qui abbiamo fatto tutto quello che c’era da fare e ora dobbiamo - letteralmente - andare avanti? Perché non riesco a togliermi dalla testa che questo semplice cambio di prospettiva sarebbe la soluzione ad alcune tematiche particolarmente vicine a me? Perché ho dovuto fare 8mila km per ricordarmi una cosa che ‘dei selvaggi’ (come li definirebbe qualcuno) avevano capito 700anni fa? Magari questo me lo segno su un post-it, hai visto mai che mi possa servire quando torno a casa. #driveinduo
Hiking (Colorado has a place that looks like Pali puka lol), caves (➡️ the stalactite looked like coral 😱), and cliff dwellings
Adventures with you are the best. I wouldn’t hike 8 miles with anyone else♥️ #morrisonadventures #monitousprings #cliffdwellings #adventureswithmylove
The Puebloans of Mesa Verde built amazing cliff dwellings that make Fred Flintstone look like a punk. #mesaverdenationalpark #mesaverde #cliffdwellings #cliffpalace #squaretowerhouse #fredflintstone #flintstones
Traipsing ancient southwest US indigenous sites of the Tyuonyi and Tsankawi with some of today's indigenous fashion icons and legal thinkers of Canada. #southwest #bendalier #pueblo #cliffdwellings
This is what you get when your sons favorite show is #granddesigns #giolove #slateroof #cliffdwellings #architcture #lincolnlogs #design
what a spectacular experience #bandeliernationalmonument #cliffdwellings #newmexico
We spent the day learning about Ancestral Puebloans at Mesa Verde National Park. It’s remarkable to think these native people were able to survive and thrive in these desert canyons. @mesaverdenps
Mesa Verde NP and Ute Tribal Tour - cliff dwellings, ladders, stone toe and hand holds, petroglyphs (can you spot the rain cloud), Four Corners NM, old post office boxes still in use (if you leave money with postcards after hours in outgoing mail, the P.O. will mail them for you. They’re so nice! The grandkids received them already!!), fun family time=great vacation!! #lovethenationalparks #nationalparkgeek #family #hiking #ancientpubleo #cliffdwellings #mesaverde
Square Tower House at Mesa Verde National Park #mesaverde #cliffdwellings #ilovenps #roadtrip2018 #utahsampler
First Goosen family vacation! #pikespeak #cliffdwellings #sevenfalls #salmonwedding
Sometimes, the places you have to work harder to get to are the ones that pay off the most • • • #aravaipacanyonwilderness #turkeycreek #cliffdwellings
Wonderful weekend camping trip #cliffdwellings #camplife #tiredpup #smores #daytrip
Cliff Palace Sunset - Mesa Verde National Park - Snapped a couple of great shots of the Cliff Palace in the Mesa Verde National Park. Such a cool place. Wasn't able to do the tours due to having Miss Molly. Will definitely be returning to do the tours. Way too cool not to explore more of. - Built by ancestral Puebloans in 1190 there are over 150 rooms to this massive complex. They inhabited it for close to 300 years before abandoning it. Amazing what people are capable. . . . . . . #mesaverde #mesaverdenationalpark #cliffpalace #sunset #goldenhour #pueblo #nativeamerican #cliffdwellings #ruins #ancient #history #iglandscape #ig_masterpiece #ig_photooftheday #igdaily #landscapelover #photooftheday #neverstopexploring
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