gentle stairs await your arrival
A well-preserved two story cliff dwelling (also known as the Snake House) with both petroglyphs and pictographs overlooking the San Juan river.
If you're able to drive all the way to the ruin, this isn't so much of a hike as it is walking up the steps, checking out the ruins and rock art, and traversing west along the sandstone bench to see granaries and more rock art. If you don't have a high-clearance vehicle, park in Comb Wash and hike east for one mile to reach the site.
Ascend the gentle stairs to reach the dwellings. While being careful not to touch the walls, notice the T-shaped doorways, intact wood beams, and plaster work. After examining the buildings, locate the pictographs on the back wall, particularly the large snake. Continue to the left along a wide ledge to find granaries tucked into the cliff and some finely detailed petroglyphs. Looking down from the cliff there are some mounded areas that might have once been surface dwellings. A nearby ammo can offers information on the site.
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WARNING! Hiking and outdoor related sports can be dangerous. Be responsible and prepare for the trip. Study the area you are entering and plan accordingly. Dress for the current and unexpected weather changes. Take plenty of water. Never go alone. Make an itinerary with your plan(s), route(s), destination(s) and expected return time. Give your itinerary to trusted family and/or friends.