Tsankawi Trail Stop 19

Tsankawi Trail Stop 19
Lower ledge trail

NPS Photo by Stella Carroll

Follow the lower ledge to return to the rock platform near the beginning of the trail. There are many places with sharp drop-offs. Be careful of your footing, and keep children close. As you walk back toward you car, watch and listen for the wildlife that lives at Tsankawi. On a summer day, colorful lizards sun themselves on the warm rocks. Looking closely, you may spot the bright blue belly of a male fence lizard. Don’t approach too closely or the lizard may try to intimidate you by doing what appears to be pushups. In the winter, ravens often soar overhead taking advantage of updrafts near the mesas

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Last updated: February 24, 2015

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