Montezuma Creek and the Three Kiva Pueblo

There are many small Ancestral Puebloan (Anasazi) ruins and Ute and Anasazi petroglyph sites scattered along Montezuma creek. Some are hard to spot, so you have to keep an eye out for them. Near the middle of the canyon is Three Kiva Pueblo where the BLM has restored one of the kivas for people to check out. The pueblo was probably used until around 1300. It was very interesting and quite a special place.

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Alysia spots a petroglyph panel. Alysia spots a petro...
Deer, bison and hunters.  This looks like a Ute panel. Deer, bison and hunt...
Horse. Horse.
Cattle and deer? Cattle and deer?
I'm not sure why there is a large square here. I'm not sure wh...
View of the canyon and my truck. View of the canyon a...
Mr. Lizard trying to sun himself on a cloudy day. Mr. Lizard trying to...
He has a nice green and gold shine to him. He has a nice green ...
Ruins along the cliff face. Ruins along the clif...
We find a Collared Lizard at one site. We find a Collared L...
Seems to be in his mating colors. Seems to be in his m...
He is very patient with us. He is very patient w...
Nice view of his colors. Nice view of his col...
Alysia moves on to check out some ruins. Alysia moves on to c...
Probably a granary. Probably a granary.
Spiral and feet. Spiral and feet.
Anthropomorth with trapezoidal body.  He looks Fremont. Anthropomorth with t...
Another shot of the Collared lizard.  He seemed curious about us. Another shot of the ...
Alysia taking photos of him. Alysia taking photos...
Three Kiva Pueblo Three Kiva Pueblo
One of the rooms around the edge of the pueblo. One of the rooms aro...
Alysia on the kiva. (Looks a little stormy behind her.) Alysia on the kiva. ...
Action shot of her going in the kiva. Action shot of her g...
Alysia on the kiva ladder. Alysia on the kiva l...
In the kiva.  You can see the hearth in the midde and the vent behind in the wall. In the kiva. You ca...
Alysia next to the bench. Alysia next to the b...
Vent and hearth.  That linear rock is the remains of the deflector for the vent.  We didn't see the sipapu, but it is here. Vent and hearth. Th...
Looking out. Looking out.
More ruined remains of rooms along the side of the kiva. More ruined remains ...
Alysia on the kiva. Alysia on the kiva.
Some of the rooms would have been for living while other for storage. Some of the rooms wo...
It started to rain pretty hard so we didn't get a chance to check out some of the other ruins. It started to rain p...
A shot of some of the ruins in the rain.  We had to leave. A shot of some of th...


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