Sunday, September 10, 2017

Canyon de Chelly


There are many more photos to edit from Monument Valley but I am trying to keep up with a bit from each day's sightseeing as we go along. We took a detour on our way from Monument Valley to the Hopi Reservation, visiting Canyon de Chelly National Monument

It's a remarkable place but few people were there. In a sense, the canyon is hidden, falling down from a flat plateau, invisible until you get to the edge. A number of Navajo families raise crops and animals on the valley floor during part of the year. The geology is as surprising as the Grand Ganyon, which we will visit shortly, but on a much smaller scale.

There are ruins of many rock face dwellings of native people who lived here about 800 - 1200 CE. Got lots of good pix but that will have to wait for the next editing session.





6 comments:

Norma Beishir said...

This is breathtaking!

Sharon Anck said...

That's another place I haven't been in a while. Wonderful photos!

William Kendall said...

A beautiful place!

RedPat said...

Wow!

bill burke said...

Impressive!

Stefan Jansson said...

Spectacular views.