DriveTheNationa.com has an interesting photo essay showcasing impressive ancient Native American ruins in the Southwest. Most of the featured sites are are accessible via automobile; some require short hikes. The spotlighted sites include:

  • Cliff Dwellings in Mesa Verde National Park, CO
  • Casa Grande, AZ
  • Tonto National Monument, AZ
  • Bandelier National Monument, NM
  • Chaco Culture National Historic Park, NM
  • House on Fire in Mule Canyon, UT
  • Salinas Pueblo Missions, NM
  • Canyons of the Ancients National Monument, CO
  • Hovenweep National Monument, UT & CO
  • Canyon de Chelly National Monument, AZ
  • Bonus: Nankoweap Granaries, AZ

See the photo essay here.

(The photo of Hovenweep above is one of mine - I did not steal it from the photo essay. It is worth clicking to see their photos. - Dave Webb)