After exploring Hovenweep N.M., we traveled to Canyon de Chelly N. P. located approximately 90 miles to the South. As we drove South we stopped to photograph a few beautiful land formations – Chimney Rock, Shiprock, Red Valley, and views along the North side of Canyon de Chelly including Massacre Cave and Mummy Cave from their respective overlooks.
Massacre Cave gets it’s name from the massacre of the Navajo by the Spanish in 1805. Mummy Cave gets its name from two mummified bodies found in the Cave by Archaeaologists in 1882.
|Rock Ridge and Shiprock|
|Rock Ridge with George on Slope|
|Red Valley Rocky Wall|
|Massacre Cave Wall, Canyon de Chelly|
|Mummy Cave from Overlook|
|Spider Rock and Canyon|
|View from a South Drive Overlook|