Chaco Canyon

Fajada Butte surrounded by a late summer storm.

…In Chaco Canyon, one of the first elements on the horizon line is Fajada Butte. Miles away, through the flat, arid landscape, long before you ever get into the red and yellow ocher colored washed-out sandstone cliff walls of the canyon it seems to appear magically out of no-where.

As you drive through wash board dirt roads across the middle of the no-where desert where only scrawny jack-rabbits and random bony Navajo cattle roam, you can see in the openness, bareness of the waterless land, small plots of desolate hogans and various homesteads, scarcely surrounding the butte like sentinels watching the giant from afar. Continue reading Chaco Canyon