October 2, 2009
Looking up at Keet Seel from the valley floor, hikers are greeted by a phenomenal sight of at least 160 rooms. But to enter Keet Seel, visitors must first climb up a 70-foot ladder. Alongside the ladder are handholds etched into the rock, which the village’s first inhabitants used to enter and leave. At the top of the ladder lies a log placed across the opening. Morris Brown said it looked like it could have been placed by the last villagers as a sign that it was closed.
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