Flagstaff in Coconino County, Arizona — The American Mountains (Southwest)
Box Canyon Ruins
Smoke was vented from the rooms through a square hole in the ceiling, which frequently served as the only access to the room. Doorways were small and windows almost non-existent. As the rooms were abandoned, the timbers were often scavenged and used in other pueblos or burned as firewood, a precious commodity in this environment.
As you look at these ruins today, they appear just as they did when discovered in the late 1800s. The National Park Service has stabilized the walls to help preserve them. None are reconstructed. These 800-year-old walls are fragile and easily disturbed. Do not walk or climb on them.
Erected by National Park Service.
Location. 35° 34.674′ N, 111° 28.177′ W. Marker is in Flagstaff, Arizona, in Coconino County. Marker is on Loop Road, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. From Flagstaff, take US 89 north for 12 miles (19km), turn right
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Dry Land Farming (within shouting distance of this marker); Ancient Landscapes (within shouting distance of this marker); A Legacy of the Past (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Sunset Crater Volcano (about 700 feet away); Daily Life (about 800 feet away); Community (approx. 0.8 miles away); Nalakihu (approx. 0.8 miles away); Where Were The Fields? (approx. 0.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Flagstaff.
Categories. • Anthropology • Native Americans •
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