Puye Cliff Dwellings

The Puye Cliff Dwellings are the ruins of an abandoned pueblo, located in Santa Clara Canyon on Santa Clara Pueblo land near Española, New Mexico. The site was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1966.
IMG 5446.1  The dwellings were carved out soft of volcanic tuff on about a 200 feet (61 m) cliff ridge. The rock is relatively soft and can be excavated using wooden tools. The cliff dwellings held about 740 rooms and ruins at the base of the cliff that likely held additional dwellings. Wikapedia. IMG 5442.1 IMG 5443.1  The visitors center is an original Harvey House built by the legendary Fred Harvey Company in the late 1800s as amenities for tourists traveling to the Southwest by railroad and, later, by passenger car. The Harvey House at Puye Cliffs was the only Harvey House built on an Indian reservation.. IMG 5469  The dwellings were carved out soft of volcanic tuff on about a 200 feet cliff ridge. The rock is relatively soft and can be excavated using wooden tools. The cliff dwellings held about 740 rooms and ruins at the base of the cliff that likely held additional dwellings. Wikapedia IMG 5476.1  The dwellings were carved out soft of volcanic tuff on about a 200 feet cliff ridge. The rock is relatively soft and can be excavated using wooden tools. The cliff dwellings held about 740 rooms and ruins at the base of the cliff that likely held additional dwellings. Wikapedia IMG 5493.1  The dwellings were carved out soft of volcanic tuff on about a 200 feet cliff ridge. The rock is relatively soft and can be excavated using wooden tools. The cliff dwellings held about 740 rooms and ruins at the base of the cliff that likely held additional dwellings. Wikapedia
IMG 5477.1  The dwellings were carved out soft of volcanic tuff on about a 200 feet cliff ridge. The rock is relatively soft and can be excavated using wooden tools. The cliff dwellings held about 740 rooms and ruins at the base of the cliff that likely held additional dwellings. Wikapedia IMG 5502  The dwellings were carved out soft of volcanic tuff on about a 200 feet cliff ridge. The rock is relatively soft and can be excavated using wooden tools. The cliff dwellings held about 740 rooms and ruins at the base of the cliff that likely held additional dwellings. Wikapedia IMG 5447.1 IMG 5611.1  Corinna Lopez IMG 5461 IMG 5449.1  Dennis Cox
IMG 5451.1  Marie Garcia Shaffner IMG 5508.1  Corinna Lopez, Bob Foreman IMG 5480 IMG 1270 IMG 1275 IMG 1276
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IMG 5590  The mesa top and reconstructed 'Community House' are accessed by paths and about twelve stairways and ladders cut into the side of the cliff. One level of cliff dwellings is over 1 mile long and the second is about 2,100 feet long. The cliff dwellings held about 740 rooms and ruins at the base of the cliff that likely held additional dwellings.[3][4] On top of the mesa are cave dwellings of the Pueblo II Era around which a multi-storied puebloan village was built. The south portion of the complex had 173 rooms on the ground floor. The total number of rooms is not known, but would include rooms on the northern side of the complex and the upper levels. In the center of the complex was a large plaza. Wikipedia. IMG 5597  The mesa top and reconstructed 'Community House' are accessed by paths and about twelve stairways and ladders cut into the side of the cliff. One level of cliff dwellings is over 1 mile long and the second is about 2,100 feet long. The cliff dwellings held about 740 rooms and ruins at the base of the cliff that likely held additional dwellings.[3][4] On top of the mesa are cave dwellings of the Pueblo II Era around which a multi-storied puebloan village was built. The south portion of the complex had 173 rooms on the ground floor. The total number of rooms is not known, but would include rooms on the northern side of the complex and the upper levels. In the center of the complex was a large plaza. Wikipedia. IMG 5593  The mesa top and reconstructed 'Community House' are accessed by paths and about twelve stairways and ladders cut into the side of the cliff. One level of cliff dwellings is over 1 mile long and the second is about 2,100 feet long. The cliff dwellings held about 740 rooms and ruins at the base of the cliff that likely held additional dwellings.[3][4] On top of the mesa are cave dwellings of the Pueblo II Era around which a multi-storied puebloan village was built. The south portion of the complex had 173 rooms on the ground floor. The total number of rooms is not known, but would include rooms on the northern side of the complex and the upper levels. In the center of the complex was a large plaza. Wikipedia. IMG 5592 IMG 5637 IMG 5604  Julie Taylor
IMG 5631  David Hughes IMG 5632  Jerry Vaughn descending into a Kiva where he dissappeared and was never heard from again. IMG 5617  Marie Garcia Shaffner, Julie Taylor IMG 1246 IMG 1244 IMG 1249
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IMG 5529 IMG 5526  The dwellings were carved out soft of volcanic tuff on about a 200 feet (61 m) cliff ridge. The rock is relatively soft and can be excavated using wooden tools. The cliff dwellings held about 740 rooms and ruins at the base of the cliff that likely held additional dwellings.[ IMG 5659  Julie Taylor IMG 5667 IMG 5657  Bob Foreman, David Hughes IMG 5566.1
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