The name of this national monument site comes from the Apache and it means 'crooked water'. Built between 1000 and 1400, it sits atop a hill overlooking the Verde Valley. We stopped there after visiting Dead Horse Ranch State Park. The Visitor Center is full of helpful displays and stories of the people that lived at the site and includes the story of how the site was excavated and preserved.

We did not even get in the door of the Visitor Center before Tom had started taking photos of a lovely and colorful flower . . . with his fisheye lens!








And that is exactly what we did!!