Taken 22-Oct-07
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Date taken22-Oct-07 15:52
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White House Ruins

White House Ruins

White House Ruins stands out above lower ruins in a sandstone cave in Canyon De Chelly National Monument. These ruins were built by the Anasazi people. Anasazi is Navajo for "the ancient ones."
White House Ruins

When you are in the canyon's bottom, the image across the canyon is immense! )White House Ruins stands out as the sun reflects off the white plastered walls. This is the only place in Canyon DeChelly where non-Navajos may hike unescorted into the canyon. The Park Service has improved an old Anasazi trail from the Canyon's edge to its bottom. Originally, the entire ruin was available, but after tens of thousands of tourists who chose to take a souvineer, the ruin has been fenced off. Ground below the ruins that was once tiled with pot shards discarded by the uphill residents, is now bare dirt.