Through a forest, up and over a mountain.
The narrow winding road then brings us to a legendary town perched on the other side of the mountain.
Some buildings have fared better than others.
In the restored Grand Hotel, sparkling wine glasses await new customers . . .
. . . amid stories of the past.
Outside a one-time bordello, later a reknowned restaurant and now a quirky gift shop, the House of Joy, mysteries linger.
In the post office, brass mailboxes line up on duty.
Outside a perky indication of modernity in the street.
And a stylish hat awaits its owner.
The views over the Verde Valley to the cliffs of the Red Rocks are amazing.
And heading for home, the rocky cliffs bear silent witness to all that has gone before.