|Valle Calderas - Grand Valley|
Pleistocene, and this magma dome was an island in the middle of the large lake.
|Ancient Cliff Dwellings|
But humans have been coming here for some 10,000 years. The Ancestral People who are the ancestors of the current Pueblo peoples lived in this canyon in 1325, and ran into conflict with the Spanish who arrived in 1598. They were farmers who grew corn, beans and squash, supplementing their diet with native plants and animals. By the mid-1200's, villages often included as many as 40 rooms. They dug small rooms into the cliff face, and built houses of adobe using the cliff to support several stories, and ladders to enter doors from the roof.
|Petroglyph of Turkey|
|Flash Flood Damage|