Main Pueblo Loop Trail Stop 13

frijoles canyon from tyuonyi overlook
Overview of Frijoles Canyon

Photo by Sally King

Stop and look out over the canyon. Does it look lush, and green compared to the mesa above it? As we discussed earlier this is a riparian area that has greater diversity of plants and wildlife than other nearby areas. Although much farming was done on the surrounding mesas some farming also occurred here in the canyon. What benefits and issues can you imagine arising from raising crops here? Floods could destroy growing plants but could also provide rich sediments and moisture that would benefit farming.

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