A few weekends ago, we decided it was time for a family adventure and some local exploring. So we hopped in the car and drove a few minutes to Walnut Canyon National Monument. It turned out to be a very neat place and we all enjoyed our time there.
(Except for Max right here. He really wanted to go play in the dirt rather than have his picture taken. What's wrong with that kid?)
We hiked a steep trail a little ways down the canyon to some pretty well-preserved ancient cliff dwellings. The Sinagua Indians had built them high up on some pretty steep ledges.
Noah and Max were great little hikers. Plenty to see, climb on, and explore. It also helps to have a great little path to walk/run on.
The boys loved exploring the little 'rooms' and hearing about the life of the Indians back then. They were very impressed. Ok, Noah mostly. But let's pretend, just for a minute, that Max is not 2 and does not throw a fit every 3 minutes.
Time for some yummy sandwiches, so we have enough energy to hike back out of the canyon.
We definitely recommend this little place for anyone visiting the area. And hopefully us.