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ACOMA PUEBLO



Acoma Pueblo, also known as "Sky City", is a Native American pueblo built on top of a 367 foot (112 m) sandstone mesa in New Mexico. The pueblo has been established in the 12th century or even earlier. It is regarded as the oldest continuously inhabited community in the United States. Several families still live there year round - without running water and electricity.
Access to the pueblo is difficult as the faces of the mesa are sheer. Before modern times access was gained only by means of a hand-cut staircase carved into the sandstone.
Mission San Esteban Rey
Mission San Esteban Rey
Mission San Esteban Rey
Mission San Esteban Rey
No running water, no electricity
No running water, no electricity
The only tree
The only tree
Kiva ladder
Kiva ladder
Kiva ladder
Kiva ladder
Kiva
Kiva
Kiva
Kiva
Spectacular view
Spectacular view
Enchanted Mesa & Mount Taylor
Enchanted Mesa & Mount Taylor
Going down the old way
Going down the old way
Coming down the ancient steps
Coming down the ancient steps
Enchanted Mesa
Enchanted Mesa