Cliff Dwellings

After the run Alan and I went a couple miles to check out the Cliff dwellings. Native Americans inhabited these cliffs from about 1200-1300.

Alan was using some new type of camera. It seemed complicated.

I'm sure there were snakes somewhere around this area. But more to the point I think this sign is much more effective than a plain "stay on the trail" sign.

The trail in.

Cliff dwellings!! Part man made, part nature made.

Stairs leading in to the dwellings. Pretty sure the park service built those. I think the original owners used ladders.

Cozy 1 bedroom. With fireplace and a nice view.

The original ladders supposedly looked more like this.

So we climbed down and headed back into civilization.