Explore thousands of ancient Native American cliff dwellings.
This area has over 4,000 archaeological sites of the Ancestral Pueblo, who lived here for 700 years. Many of the cliff dwellings that were built in the 12th and 13th centuries include Cliff Palace, which has 150 rooms and 23 kivas. Another point of interest is the Balcony House that has lots of passages and tunnels. These places truly offer a window to the past.
Bring your binoculars and be on the lookout for birds such as red-tailed hawks, turkey vultures, wild turkeys, great horned owls, pinyon jays, dark-eyed juncos, mountain chickadees, and more. Mammals that you may see include shrews, mice, bats, black bears, raccoons, weasels, mountain lions, squirrels, rabbits, and beavers. Explore this vast national park with your friends and family.