Anasazi Ruins in Canyon de Chelly

There are approximately 700 different ruins sites located in Canyon de Chelly, ranging from individual small grain storage bins to large housing complexes. These buildings may be found both on the floor of the Canyon and high up the walls in small niches between the sandstone layers. Many (most?) sites are accompanied by petroglyphs on the rock walls. By far the majority of the sites have not been studied.

These images were taken while on a jeep tour in the canyon. The first set of ruins is located near the junction of Canyon de Chelly and Canyon del Muerto.

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