Cliff Dwelling Tours 2014
Tours to Betatakin and Keet Seel begin on May 25, 2014 and ends on September 06, 2014.
Flash flooding occurs in the Tsegi Canyon during the summer season and will cause concellation of the Keet Seel and Betatakin hikes. Please check the weather for Betatakin Arizona at the NOAA website linked below. More »
History & Culture
The Ancestral Puebloan people farmed the canyons, enabling them to flourish in this high desert environment. They hunted wild game and grew corn, beans, and squash.
Like Keet Seel, Betatakin was constructed of sandstone, mud mortar, and wood.
Most of keet Seel has remained unchanged for 700 years.
Did You Know?
Most pueblo villages in Tsegi canyon were built in the canyon bottoms or on the mesa tops. Over the past seven centuries wind, rain, and snow has reduced them to piles of rubble. Most of the cliff pueblos survive because they were built in alcoves.