Black Mountain Ruins

These ruins are near the town of Gisela, AZ, and are suspected to have been built by the Salado in the 13th century.

After a short but steep hike, there are many well-preserved walls at the top of Black Mountain. One can easily discern the various rooms and the ‘avenues’ between them.

Interestingly, there appeared to be wild watermelons growing in the corner of a few rooms.

This ruin was difficult to photograph due to the tall grass and side of the summit. I’d like to return for another attempt.

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  1. For your enjoyment here are some other AZ sites
    Red Tank Petroglyphs
    Picture Canyon Petroglyphs (Flagstaff)
    Little Black Mountain Petroglyphs (Arizona Strip)
    V-Bar-V Petroglyphs
    King Canyon Petroglyphs Saguaro NP
    Keyhole Sink and also Laws Creek Petros (near Williams)
    Betatakin ruins@ Navajo National Monument (Kayenta)
    Rock Art Ranch petros & ruins Pay site near Winslow
    Boynton Canyon ruins Sedona
    So many, so little time

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