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Arizona's ancient Indian ruins were both amazing and mysterious since very little seems to be known regarding the disappearace of this native culture. This people group is collectively referred to as Sinaguan. Some believe they were absorbed by the Hopi people.
We had the opportunity to visit several of these historic pueblos scattered about Arizona and found them fascinating!
Wapatki National Monument, Montezuma Castle and Walnut Canyon contain ruins in various stages of preservation. Considering how much time has passed, it's remarkable they are still standing.
As we walked the trails surrounding these ruins or stepped inside a pueblo dwelling, we knew we were glimpsing the remains of a culture we wanted to learn more about.
Sunset Crater seemed as though it was formed yesterday as we followed the trail up and around hardened lava flows, moulded cinder hills and devastated terrain that had experienced tremendous upheaval over 1000 years ago.
Meteor Crater sits in a desolate, protected area of Arizona and was the training ground for astronauts headed for the moon. It remains a scientific tool for all that it has revealed about meteors.
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