Long to Lost

Canyons that is!  We started the day at the Long Canyon Trail Head and headed east on the Chuck Wagon Trail.  After a few miles on the official forest service trails we went off trail and found the unofficial Lost Canyon Trail.  The draw of this particular route are a set of ruins left behind by the area’s native cultures (probably Sinagua in this case).  One of the structures is a particularly well preserved cliff structure.  I did not get as close as I would have liked due to the most obvious path we chose to follow brought us to the top of the mesa above the structure.  There were also some less well preserved structures on a shelf above as well.  i think I could have climbed up to them, but my wife discouraged my plans so I merely admired them from afar.  It is my understanding that there are some more ruins or pictographs in the area as well.  This is a worth while area to explore if you are willing to take a chance on an unmarked route and can handle some scrapes and scratches.

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