Cave Creek (at Chalk Canyon)

This ruin near the mouth of Chalk Canyon overlooks Cave Creek from a 300-foot bluff at the water’s edge. It had 30 rooms when built by the Verde Hohokam around A.D.1200. Petroglyphs decorate boulders all around this site. This is an all-new chapter for the book's second edition only.

In the background is Skull Mesa where another prehistoric pueblo
and rock art site is located. But that's a much more difficult hike.

One of the ruin's current residents.

The snake in this petroglyph panel
shows that art has always imitated life.

Other elements, including at least one deer, surround this spiral

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Please note, however, that this particular
chapter only appears in the second edition