The Escalante Community
Southwest Natural and Cultural Heritage Association (PLIA)
Bridgitte Felix Kludt
The Escalante Community: Escalante Ruin commands a spectacular view from a hilltop adjacent to the Bureau of Land Management's Anasazi Heritage Center in southwestern Colorado. At the foot of the hill lies Dominguez Ruin, a small, four-room structure. Although not as imposing nearby Mesa Verde or Hovenweep, the two ruins were once part of the larger Escalante Community and, as Ian Thompson explores, have much to tell about the pre-European Pueblo World.