This is the Wukoki Pueblo at Wupatki National Monument near Flagstaff, Arizona, USA. During the spring of this year, I had a couple of hours to check out some interesting sights in the Flagstaff area. I asked the barista at the Starbucks on old Route 66 for some suggestions. She immediately suggested Wupatki National Monument. I went there and ended up spending four hours, including some time at the neighboring Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument.
At Wupatki, it was Wukoki Pueblo that fired my imagination. This castle in the desert built by early peoples and abandoned for 800 years. I knew I would have to return for some sunset shots.
Part of The Great American West series.