|Pecos National Historical Park|
There are also many signs along the way warning of rattlesnakes and to not leave the trail. We did not see any snakes but we did hear coyotes.
There were two ancient Kivas that you could go down in. They are small rooms underground accessed by a ladder down a hole. They were used for ceremonies, rituals and offerings.
|Ken going down into the Kiva|
|Inside the Kiva|
|Gate inside the ruins|
Twelve years later the Spaniards came back and built a smaller church on the old one’s ruins.
By 1780 disease, Comanche raids and migration had reduced the Spanish-Pueblo community to less than 300 and by 1838 the last survivor left the decaying pueblo and empty mission church.
And yes most of this info came from the park brochure.
This was our last adventure in New Mexico. We then headed home to Florida via Los Angeles, California because evidently American Airlines failed Geography 101.