Nine hundred years ago, the eruptions at
what is now called Sunset Crater created rich farmland in northern
White sands footprints at Walnut Canyon
A rugged trail in
The canyon provided the Sinagua with a good livelihood for almost 150 years. The canyon floor had a dependable source of water, and both rims provided fertile land to grow corn, beans, and squash. The Sinagua also benefited from the diverse plant and animal life found in the canyon. The former included black walnuts, Douglas fir trees, cacti, and grapes; the latter comprised deer, foxes, and bears.
The Sinagua left
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