American Indians apparently inhabited this area, particularly a large cliff overhang at the base of the canyon wall. Ashes, charcoal, rocks broken by heat, pieces of bone, and flint flakes have been found in the rock shelter. It is possible that this site has been used by many cultural groups, ranging back in time from the Mescalero Apache to prehistoric peoples.
Trey and I found this neat little spot on our way to the caverns in Carlsbad Caverns National Park. A short little hike down the hill and we were at a place that had sheltered people centuries before. I explained what the site had been used for and Trey then asked if we could sleep there that night.