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Near Chinle in Apache County, Arizona — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Sliding House Ruins

 
 
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By Cosmos Mariner, May 23, 2016
1. Sliding House Ruins Marker
Inscription.  The Navajo know this prehistoric Anasazi village site as Kináázhoozhí, which means Sliding House. It is an apt description. The dwellings were constructed upon a steeply sloping ledge, and even the ingenious Anasazi builders were unable to keep many of the walls from slipping. Despite the precarious footing, evidence suggests that one time this was a large village of from 30 to 50 rooms. Occupation of the site probably began around AD 900 and continued for about 300 years.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Anthropology & ArchaeologyNative Americans.
 
Location. 36° 6.981′ N, 109° 26.218′ W. Marker is near Chinle, Arizona, in Apache County. Marker can be reached from Sliding House Overlook Road 1.6 miles north of South Rim Highway (Indian Route 7). Marker is located within Canyon de Chelly National Monument, at the north end of the Sliding House Overlook trail, about 1/10 mile north of the trailhead and parking lot. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Chinle AZ 86503, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 2 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured
Sliding House Ruins Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 23, 2016
2. Sliding House Ruins Marker
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as the crow flies. House Under Rock (approx. 8.8 miles away); The Place Where Two Fell Off (approx. 9.4 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Sliding House Overlook. The ruin gets its name from the precarious slope upon which it was built that eventually resulted in most of it sliding off the side of the cliff. If you zoom in on the photo you can see pictographs that were painted on the cliff that were probably made from the rooftops of rooms that are no longer there. (Submitted on April 9, 2021, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
700 Foot Sheer Cliff! image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 23, 2016
3. 700 Foot Sheer Cliff!
(Sliding House Overlook trail)
Sliding House Ruins Overlook image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 23, 2016
4. Sliding House Ruins Overlook
(looking north across canyon from marker)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 9, 2021. It was originally submitted on April 9, 2021, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 46 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on April 9, 2021, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.

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