The stone ruins of a 500-year-old Indian village and a 17th century Catholic mission share one of the most beautiful prehistoric
and historic sites in the Southwest. The village of Giusewa, named for the natural springs in the area, was built in the narrow San Diego Canyon by the ancestors of the
present-day people of Jémez (Walatowa) Pueblo.
Tour the heritage center, where the story of the site is told through the words of the Jémez people. A 1,400-foot interpretive trail winds through the impressive site whose massive stone walls were constructed about the same time the Pilgrims landed at Plymouth Rock.
Text from Museum of New Mexico website.
Map from MapQuest maps.