Chaco Canyon: Big Rocks and Mesa Tops

Archeologists have used a plumb bob to show that the kivas were perfect circles.

After a very insightful tour, we wandered through Pueblo Bonita in awe. Afterwards we walked the petroglyph trail and looked at the ancient etchings. Forrest spotted a man riding a dinosaur, thinking it a modern day spoof. I took one look at it and thought, “No, that is a horse!” It turns out it was a genuine depiction of a Spaniard riding a horse during the 17th century. I am clearly far too literal and boring.

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We hiked to the mesa top to overlook another set of ruins. It was my favorite part of the day, the trail was a jagged, twisting, climb through a gap. The rocks atop the mesa had fascinating signs of erosion and iron content. The views were incredible.


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