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A nice peaceful walk through the past

The ruins are sparse and may be hard to find, but its was a worthwhile walk to read the markers and... read more

Reviewed November 14, 2017
Cave Creek, AZ
Very easy walk for children

This was an easy drive off the highway (use google maps NOT the iPhone map app). It provided great... read more

Reviewed July 13, 2017
Gilbert, Arizona
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Houston Mesa Ruin, Payson, AZ
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Reviewed yesterday

They need to do an update to this. There is not much to see at all. Very disappointed. It is easy to walk around though.

Thank Bowker4
Reviewed May 25, 2018

It was completely quiet when I was there. Nice little trail, some signs / markers. The ruins are easy to identify, even when I'm no specialist. It's on a beautiful high plane; you can see why they built the village there. The signs describe the...More

Thank Hobnob_Hobo
Reviewed April 1, 2018

On the flat and well-mark paths, this is an easy stroll amongst the foundations of dozens of ancient Indian dwellings and buildings, estimated to be 800-1000 yrs old. Tour is self-guided. You can spend an hour or several hours, depending on your interest in Southwest...More

Thank Rollo P
Reviewed February 28, 2018

An easy walk takes you among the ruins. Informative signs describe the history. It's a pretty place.

Thank Nancy P
Reviewed November 14, 2017

The ruins are sparse and may be hard to find, but its was a worthwhile walk to read the markers and learn about the history of the area. The wind blew, and it was the only sound to be heard, making this a spiritual, meditative...More

Thank artqueen
Reviewed September 6, 2017

Indian ruins nearly 1000 years old. Just rocks on the ground at this point, but the interpretive signs do a good job of illustrating what the dwellings probably looked like. Easy, short walk.

1  Thank David P
Reviewed July 19, 2017

Yikes, can't figure out why you'd come here unless you're desperate to find something/anything to tour while in the area -- or unless you're really, really into indian ruins and can't get to someplace better. They do have a several signs and placards to explain...More

Thank Luv2TravelFarNWide
Reviewed July 13, 2017 via mobile

This was an easy drive off the highway (use google maps NOT the iPhone map app). It provided great photo ops on a stormy day, the kids enjoyed walking the trail, and mommy loved reading the history placards posted along the pathways. I was especially...More

Thank TLBPsyD
Reviewed May 3, 2017 via mobile

This site is Northeast of Payson on a paved road, Houston Mesa Rd. It's 4-5 miles in on that road on the right side, sign is clear. This is not a well developed tourist area, and that may be because of funding to do archaeology...More

2  Thank X6797FKmikek
Reviewed March 2, 2017

Not hard to get to, just north of Payson off 87, with a smallish quarter mile area of old paved trails, and it meanders around an area of prehistoric dwellings which are no longer visible. On the road to Shoofly there was some construction going...More

1  Thank Rextrent
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