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  remnants of a kiva
by richiecdisc

The Tusayan Ruins are the National Park's concession that indeed Native Americans once called this area home around 1185 which is little surprise considering its beauty. This is just one of 4300 such recorded sites within the park's borders. The Grand Canyon does extend beyond the park's borders and there are Native Americans still living in some of those areas. They can be visited but are not part of the National Park pass system. The ruins here are not the most elaborate but are interesting to see if you have the time. We visited them on our way out of the park. It was an overcast day and it was a nice break from all the Grand Canyon splendor of the proceeding days. Remnants of the circular kivas are easy to see though not as well preserved as what you can see at Mesa Verde National Park in Colorado. There is also a free small museum on site to help explain what you see.

Directions: At the far end of the Eastern side of the South Rim. Perfect stop if you are heading out of the park and have a bit of time.

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  • Written Jun 5, 2009
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