However for us, this meant we drove a long way to get to this State Park and then had nothing to view, so moral of this is not to arrive on the wrong day. This time however, I called ahead.. Lucky for me they were offering tours daily for the next 2 weeks due to Spring Break campers.
Seminole Canyon is noted for natural caves along a drainage basin of huge proportions, where nomadic people and later Indian tribes left evidence of their lives and thoughts in primitive art.
The word Seminole actually is attributable to the black soldiers that fought some Indians here in the 1800's. The black troops were called Seminole or Buffalo soldiers.
This archaeological site is up in the cliffs side, under a large overhang. Evidence seems to show this site was used for temporary shelter and probably religious ceremonies, but not permanent settlement as was Mesa Verde.
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Sadly, later on I talked with other hikers who took this trail and none of them noticed these.. They seemed hell bent to just 'hike' and talk as if on a treadmill at their local health club.
They really missed a lot!