Last updated: December 20, 2022
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Tucked into the cliff above are ten storage rooms for storing surplus corn, beans, squash and wild plants. The storage rooms, called granaries, were reached using ladders and pecked hand-and-toe hold trails. The doors were sealed with stone slabs to deter rodents and to keep supplies dry.
Spruce Tree House is currently closed due to danger of rock fall, but you can view the site from two overlooks near the Chapin Mesa Archeological Museum. Please stay on the trail and avoid cliff edges.
By the Numbers
Rooms: 131 rooms (including surrounding granaries), 8 kivas
Age: 1200 - 1280 CE
Estimated Population: 60-80 people
Alcove Dimensions: 216 ft. W x 30 ft. H. x 89 ft. D