Kutz Stairway - Greater Chaco Viewscape
The Great North Road from Chaco Canyon leaves
Pierre's Outlier heading directly to Upper Twin Angels mound in the Angel Peak Badlands. A small shrine-like ruin sits on top of
the mound. This marks the point
where the North Road ends and the Kutz Stairway descends 500 feet into the canyon. People of Chaco traveled along the
bottom of Kutz Canyon to Twin Angels Outlier over 800 years ago. The stairway is a challenge to define due to hundreds of years of erosion and the industrialization of the area by oil and gas development.
Kutz Canyon is dotted with well pads and multiple crisscrossing oil and gas access roads. Along the canyon rim the Great North Road has been covered with fracking fluid evaporation ponds.
Nancy and I spent several days last week along the rim and in the canyon working to capture the spirit, meaning and importance of this sacred site. Click here to view Kutz Stairway - Greater Chaco Viewscape.
be strong, be safe, Carlan