Mindeleff Cavates
Across the Verde River from the Beasley Flat Day Use Area

across the Verde River from the Beasley Flat Day Use Area

The array of caves across the Verde River from the Beasley Flat Day Use Area is known to archaeologists as the Mindeleff Cavate Lodge Group. It is named after Cosmos Mindeleff, a young surveyor and architectural draftsman who recorded the site on his seminal 1891-92 survey of ruins along the Verde River. The site consists of 98 cavates (hand carved caves) and 367 rooms.

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Montezuma Castle National Monument

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Mindeleff Cavates

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