The following post shows pictures of the Castle Complex at Oak Flat. I spent well over half a day exploring the unique quilted rock formations. Of all the areas in Oak Flat, this is the one place which reminded me of a fortress. Situated on high ground overlooking the basin at Oak Flat, it could easily be defended by Native Americans who were under attack. I imagined sentries stationed and well hidden among the maze of passageways and castle turrets.
It was here that I truly felt the sacredness of this special area, long inhabited by Native Americans. The whole complex at Oak Flat should be set aside as a National Treasure, like the ruins at Mesa Verde or Chaco Canyon. There is no other place in the world quite like it, and it’s a shame that the area is now going to be destroyed by mining activity – lost forever.
The Castle complex at Oak Flat is on high ground, and it reminded me of a giant fortress. If I were under attack from soldiers or other tribes. This is the place I would make my last stand!