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Cliffs of Bandelier

You can see the cliffs where the Anasazi Indians lived between 1150 and 1550 A.D. They made their dwellings out of volcanic rock and carved and painted symbols on the canyon walls. You walk along the short trail, past the ruins of a circular town. This pueblo, called Tyuonyi, was a multi-room structure built near the stream. It contained a central plaza and underground kivas for religious ceremonies. It is believed that the pueblo was abandoned in about 1550 A.D.

You can see the cliffs lining the canyon wall. A short hike will take you to reconstructed dwellings.


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