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Pueblo La Plata Indian Ruin

This ruin is located on the Agua Fria National Monument and represents the Hohokam Indian culture who lived throughout the Bradshaws. There is easy access off the Bloody Basin Road and a high clearance 2 WD vehicle will work as long as it is not muddy. A 1/2 mile easy hike from the trailhead will take you to the ruin. If you feel adventurous drop into the canyon (Silver Creek) to the north and on the opposite canyon walls are petroglyphs.
The ruin contains an estimated 120 - 160 rooms and is one of the largest pueblo sites on the Agua Fria National Monument.
According to BLM approximately 3,000 people lived in scattered villages within the Monument between 1200 and 1450 AD. Pottery shards are everywhere so watch your step. For those willing to spend time exploring, there are also grinding stones, arrowheads, and piles of obsidian litter to be found.

NOTE: PLEASE RESPECT THIS NATIONAL MONUMENT BY LEAVING ALL ARTIFACTS AS YOU FOUND THEM. Do not remove or alter anything and watch your step as not to disturb or destroy anything.









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