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Agate House Trail

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 3.4 (5)

A short, flat trail leading out to the Agate House archaeological site.


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0.4

Miles

0.7

KM

Point to Point

5,501' 1,677 m

High

5,482' 1,671 m

Low

27' 8 m

Up

8' 3 m

Down

2%

Avg Grade (1°)

4%

Max Grade (2°)

Dogs Leashed

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Family Friendly Children will love to view the ancient remains of a once-vibrant ancestral home. Please refrain from letting children climb or sit on the 700-year-old stone walls.

Closed Christmas Day.

Description

Branching off from the Long Logs Access Trail (Paved), this short, paved trail leads to one of the most interesting relics found in the park. Access to the Agate House is easy for all members of the family, and the ancient home is well worth the visit.

Built during the 14th century, Agate House was constructed by the Ancestral Puebloan people as a small, eight-room family home. Interestingly, no doors were used to access the inside of the dwelling. Rather, family members were tasked with scaling a ladder to the rooftop, from which they could enter the dwelling through a small opening.

Please leave all artifacts where they lie, so that the next visitors can enjoy the same rich experience while visiting the Agate House archaeological site.

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Log-scape.
Jun 21, 2016 near Holbrook, AZ
The trail heads to Agate House
Apr 3, 2020 near Holbrook, AZ
Agate House. with permission from eliot_garvin
Jun 21, 2016 near Holbrook, AZ

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Apr 4, 2019
Rock On
Jul 16, 2018
Bernard Johnson
Apr 13, 2018
Jaclyn Martin
Including long logs trail
Mar 4, 2018
Mckenzie Taylor
Jan 28, 2018
Taylor Scifo
Not as cool as what I was expecting and it is a reconstructed version of what it originally was.
Oct 6, 2017
Sarah McClure
Aug 10, 2017
Heather Leykam
Jun 12, 2016
Alison Matthews
0.4mi