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Designed by a Frank Lloyd Wright student, Marguerite Brunswig Staude, the chapel was built in 1956 and rises 200 feet from the ground between two large red rock formations. One of the most distinctive features is a 90-foot cross, which can be seen from the ground along State Route 179. A massive stained glass window turns the chapel's interior into a kaleidoscope of color at certain times of the day. No services are held here, but it provides an ideal setting for spiritual reflection and prayer as well as incredible views of the Red Rocks. Admission is free, but donations are appreciated.
Amitabha Stupa and Peace Park rests among a thick cover of pine and juniper trees, giving out a peaceful vibe. The sacred shrine is known to have existed for 2600 years, which makes it even more intriguing. Stupas are very sacred to the Buddhist culture, as they are meant to have the living essence of the Buddha himself. This sacred place is surrounded by scenic hillocks, featuring a striking crimson, that truly bring out the earthy colors of the Stupa. On entering the shrine, one can notice an uncanny peace overpowering their body, creating a gentle hum of solace and serenity; making this tranquil spot a must visit.
Formed as a result of underground springs, the Montezuma Well is a limestone sinkhole found near Montezuma's Castle. Formerly a large underground cavern, this natural well is surrounded by soaring Indian cliff dwellings. Historically, the site has served as a refuge for a host of communities, right from prehistoric groups to modern-age farmers. Given the high concentrations of carbon dioxide, arsenic, calcium and other chemicals, the well is home to extremely rare flora and fauna. Picturesque, historic and blessed with nature’s rarest gifts, the stunning Montezuma Well merits a visit by outdoor enthusiasts, nature lovers and photographers alike.