Coyote Mountains Archaeological District Tour – TRIP FULL Waiting List Only
Please join archaeologists Amelia Natoli and Avi Buckles of a tour of prehistoric sites in the Coyote Mountains west of Tucson near Three Points. The Coyote Mountains archaeological district was documented by Allen Dart and James Holmlund during the late 1980s and includes an extensive complex of early-to-late Classic period (A.D. 1150-1450) sites. The walking tour will focus on Mendoza Canyon, a scenic desert canyon containing residential compounds, platform mounds, bedrock mortars, and rock art panels. The entire tour will cover two to two and half miles of moderately difficult hiking (with one difficult hike that is optional) so please bring appropriate hiking gear, water, and snacks. High-clearance vehicles are recommended for the road to the trailhead. Carpooling will be arranged as the trip date nears. To register for the trip please contact Cannon Daughtrey. Permit pending.