#63281: One of the Caves above Lake Lenore

This area of Sun Lakes State Park has a rugged trail leading to a series of rock shelters that were historically used by the Plateau Indians for storage and for shelter. Colorful lichens decorate the rocks in oranges, yellows and greens. The occasional winter snowfall adds to the contrast with the dark basalt walls. These caves were created when whirlpool-like floodwaters from the Ice Age Floods sucked rocks out of the basalt walls.

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