We followed a small dirt road as we thought that there may be some petroglyphs but only found this very interesting rock.
This looks like the kind of rock that they used to build houses under.
There were holes dug everywhere on the mesa, where the houses used to be, by vandals looking for pots.
The mesa's they are referring to is the "Little Painted Desert". There was an old county park that is now defunct with an old set of stairs. Too bad because the vista's are gorgeous. We think that these mesa's were even bigger and more beautiful than Blue Mesa in Petrified Forest National Park. Fabulous colours. What do you think? I found out about this little known place by Trip advisor. Glad we got to see it. It's only 15 minutes up the road from the campsite. The differing colours in the pictures below were either taken in the late morning or at sunset so the colours in the mesa change.
|The old trail into the bottom now all washed apart.|
This was for you Steve and Dianne. Wish you were here to share!