The pueblo was built at the head of Sand Canyon - a south-facing canyon with a stream that flows into McElmo Creek, a tributary of the San Juan River. It's a U-shaped pueblo with 14 towers and many buildings and rooms, situated around a small spring.
|This is looking down the center dry streambed towards the location of the spring. It's marked by the stand of 6-7 aspen trees - the only aspen in the whole area.|
|This is part of the outer wall that ran all along the northern edges of the pueblo.|
|The trail that runs along the western edge ends at a cliff top. This is looking back across the canyon to the east and the other side of the pueblo.|
|Yours truly - and if I backed up 3 feet I'd fall over a hundred feet.|
|Looking south down Sand Canyon|
|Remnants of buildings|
|The edges of an old kiva|
|Now we're standing up on the eastern edge, looking back down at the western edge where I had my photo taken.|
|Don up on the eastern edge looking down the canyon.|
Dinner was soft tacos - I had a craving for Mexican food - and we're relaxing watching two of our favorite shows - "The Closer" and "Rizzoli and Iles." I feel pretty good - we must have walked 3 miles today - which doesn't seem like a lot, but it's a lot more than we'd walked recently.