On the eastern side of Flagstaff, visitors will find an easily accessible archeological site open to the public. Not well advertised or well know, this place packs a surprising punch for visitors. The stroll around the grounds is leisurely, and finding the location is easy enough, just drop it in your favorite GPS. The site is right off the main road on the way out of town, on the eastern side.
Those who are interested in Native American culture, ruins, or archeology, will find a great pamphlet available at the start of the trail head. The trail has numbered signs for guests to follow along in their informational pamphlets, describing the lifestyle of the peoples that lived here, architectural techniques, pueblo room design and use, and some mystery; as the excavation is ongoing!
Occupation was “short” for the site in question, ranging only about a 100 years, and archeologists aren’t positive why this site was chosen. There are two springs within two miles from the sites location, and it is milder than other local spots in the Flagstaff area; meanwhile the Hopi name for the site is Paslovl; meaning “the place of coming together”, or translated as “the place of making decisions”. Indicating this site to be of cultural or possibly religious importance instead of simply another community.
Come spend some time at the site and decide for yourself!