San Lorenzo Canyon and Salinas Pueblos Missions

We dispersed camped here at San Lorenzo Canyon BLM area to enjoy the sunshine.

We walked into the canyon areas and enjoyed the natural beauty of the rock formations.

Interesting colors and layers – very fun to climb on and explore. We were here last year and it was worth returning. https://tealsky.com/2021/02/08/san-lorenzo-and-bosque-del-apache/

Salinas Pueblo Missions National Monument has 3 different areas that were built by 17th century Spanish Franciscan missionaries in Native American areas.

These were huge cathedral style buildings built in the ancestor puebloan style using stones from the local areas.

Really wonderful construction details and such height!

The third building has a different type of grey rock in the area which was interesting.

An area to learn how to be an archeologist – sifting out the sand.

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