Main Pueblo Loop Trail Stop 14

Inside a Cavate
Cavates visitors can climb into have concrete floors to protect them.

Photo by Sally King

Have you notice anything different about the cavates you have entered by climbing ladders? They all have concrete floors. Without the concrete to protect them from our footwear, the natural cavate floors would have been worn deeply by our entering these significant features. Remember, it is very important to stay on the designated trail and to climb into cavates only if they have a ladder. This rock is very susceptible to showing the marks of our passage.

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Last updated: July 3, 2024

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