Colorado is so rich in history and scenery. I love this state.
For nearly 5,000 years, people have lived in these canyons – longer than anyone has lived uninterrupted anywhere on the Colorado Plateau. In the place called Tseyi, their homes and images tell us their stories. Today, Navajo families make their homes, raise livestock, and farm the lands in these canyons. The National Park Service and Navajo Nation actively work together to manage park resources.
Photo of White House Ruins.
Established on November 16, 1907 as one of the first monuments to be created in the country, the Gila Cliff Dwellings near Silver City in southwest New Mexico provide a chance to get up-close and explore the way the ancestors of the Puebloan people lived over 700 years ago. The Gila area was once home to the Mogollon / Mimbres culture, and was the traditional homeland of the Eastern Bands of Chiricahua Apache.
Wandering in the cliff dwellings really is something special. 💫
Nordenskiold Site 16....the unromantic name of this double-decker cliff dwelling at Mesa Verde. It begs the question, what are the other 15 sites that Mr. Nordenskiold studied? 🧐 I guess archeologists have to keep some secrets to themselves... 😉
Now added to my Etsy shop! (Link in bio)
Bandelier National Monument protects over 33,000 acres (133.5 square km) of rugged but beautiful canyon and mesa country as well as evidence of a human presence here going back over 11,000 years. Petroglyphs, dwellings carved into the soft rock cliffs, and standing masonry walls pay tribute to the early days of a culture that still survives in the surrounding communities.
Here's some photographs of my Durango trip outside of the Good Medicine Confluence.
Thx Kiley, Eric & Dan for the hospitality & adventure sharing. & thx to everyone who purchased my wares at the Confluence. Without the support of my craft, this trip couldn't of happened.
I'm home. Clocks reset. My focus is now making making making for NMF! #rockies #adventure #artifacts #pueblo #cliffdwellings #waterinthedesert #smellofpine
Peering into Cliff Palace. Even though it was closed to visitors, it was still quite the site to see. I’m getting ready for another adventure! Stay tuned for updates ✌🏻
The ruins at palataki. No filter needed for these vibrant colors. I love being able to see these historic sites during our trips. This is by far, one of most favorites. It’s not often you get to be so close to such an amazing site. These ruins have been untouched and are standing just as they were when discovered in the 1800s. The sinagua people are believed to be the ancestors of the Hopi and several other tribes. #palataki #sinagua #sedona #arizona #cliffdwellings
I was on the search for elk
Or bear, mountain lion or javelina
But the Park Ranger said not likely
So I guess I had to settle
For breathtaking high desert skies
Stone storytellers and stunning sun flares
River music, blessed sun and a gentle wind