Hiking Ruins Seldom Seen  by Dave Wilson

Hiking Ruins Seldom Seen Guide Book

by Dave Wilson (Falcon Guides)
Hiking Ruins Seldom Seen  by Dave Wilson
There are ancient treasures hidden across the American Southwest. Tucked away in remote canyons are hundreds of ruins, cultural treasures that provide a wealth of information about the past—and most people never visit them. This fully updated and revised edition of Hiking Ruins Seldom Seen is your ticket to these enchanted sites. Dave Wilson leads hikers of all abilities on day hikes and overnight trips to some of the most spectacular areas of the Southwest.

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Trails from the "Hiking Ruins Seldom Seen" Guide Book
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Of all the major archaeological parks in New Mexico, only Bandelier National Monument offers opportunities for true backcountry hiking. Beyond the visitor center, and easily accessible ruins near it, ...
Los Alamos, NM - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 21
When you first see Black Mesa, a tall “mountain” just north of Black Canyon City, the idea of climbing to the top seems about as ambitious as climbing Squaw Peak in Phoenix without following the hikin ...
Black Canyon City, AZ - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.5
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The prehistoric pueblo on Black Mountain near the town of Gisela no longer houses Native Americans, but a tribe of century plants has moved into the village and laid down roots right in the middle of ...
Rye, AZ - Hiking - Trail Length: 0.5
If you’re up for a short hike and love the red-rock country near Sedona, then take a trip to the Secret Mountain Wilderness, which is part of Coconino National Forest, to see the cliff dwellings of Bo ...
Sedona, AZ - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.5
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Heading over to the Sierra Ancha Mountains northeast of Roosevelt Lake, you encounter Coon Creek and a nice little cliff dwelling hidden in the lower part of the drainage. Although fairly small, the r ...
Claypool, AZ - Hiking - Trail Length: 8
Perched high at the rim of Cooper Forks Canyon, a rugged gorge in the Sierra Ancha Mountains, this cliff dwelling is one of the more intimidating archaeological sites described in this book. You can ...
Claypool, AZ - Hiking - Trail Length: 3
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From 1915 to 1920, a man named Neil M. Judd conducted an archaeological survey that extended from the Grand Canyon north to the Great Salt Lake and from Nevada to the Green River in eastern Utah. One ...
Kanab, UT - Hiking - Trail Length: 9
If you hike to enough archaeological sites, you’ll come to realize that the splendor of a Native American ruin is usually proportional to the effort required to reach it. That formula certainly applie ...
Claypool, AZ - Hiking - Trail Length: 3
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If you really want to see what a Hohokam fortified hilltop looked like before centuries of wind, rain, and gravity reduced it to rubble, take a hike to the ruin located just across the Gila River from ...
Gila Bend, AZ - Hiking - Trail Length: 3.5
Pictures of stick people are everywhere at this site. One of the people sports a long, wavy headdress. Other stick people have solid circles in the middle of their bodies. Archaeologists have noted si ...
Gila Bend, AZ - Hiking - Trail Length: 3
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Here’s a cliff dwelling that has just about everything you’d hope to find at a Native American ruin—nicely preserved walls, pottery, rock art, corncobs, stone tools, and even a kiva. You’ll find the r ...
Blanding, UT - Hiking - Trail Length: 8
One of the greatest pleasures of hiking to any Native American ruin is discovering sites along the way that you never even set out to find. The 4-mile trek to Split Level Ruin in Grand Gulch Primitive ...
Mexican Hat, UT - Hiking - Trail Length: 8
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The search for prehistoric cliff dwellings doesn’t usually present much opportunity to venture into the high country, but here’s a trek that will take you upward of 8,000 feet. On a dirt road and late ...
Blanding, UT - Hiking - Trail Length: 9
One look at Hieroglyphic Canyon and you can tell the place was once prime mountain sheep habitat. The cliffs surrounding this rugged gorge in the Superstition Mountains look tailor-made for surefooted ...
Apache Junction, AZ - Hiking - Trail Length: 3.5
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The prehistoric ruin on Indian Mesa has an appearance not unlike Masada, an ancient fortress near the Dead Sea where a group of Jewish zealots found protection from Roman soldiers. Like the Jewish str ...
New River, AZ - Hiking - Trail Length: 5
If you ever hike up the Middle Fork of the Gila River—a beautiful part of the Gila Wilderness inhabited by black bears and bald eagles—you’ll find it worth your while to take a short trip up a side ca ...
Silver City, NM - Hiking - Trail Length: 3.5
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Perhaps the most spectacular aspect of Moqui Canyon is the canyon itself. This huge tributary of Glen Canyon features dramatic red-rock scenery strikingly similar to that found at Canyon de Chelly in ...
Blanding, UT - Hiking - Trail Length: 8.5
Given the size of the Grand Canyon, its location in the Ancestral Pueblo region, and the fact that it contains more than 2,000 archaeological sites, one might expect to find an abundance of large clif ...
Jacob Lake, AZ - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 28
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If you’ve never ventured into the desert to see a Hohokam “fortified hilltop” before, this pueblo near the New River would make a good introductory trip because it is so typical of hilltop ruins. Loca ...
New River, AZ - Hiking - Trail Length: 1
The pueblo at the rim of Perry Tank Canyon contains about 150 rooms. That alone makes the site worth seeing, but perhaps even more impressive than the ruin’s size is the elaborate display of rock art ...
Cordes Lakes, AZ - Hiking - Trail Length: 10
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