Acoma is one of the most interesting of the pueblos. The first view of the valley of Acoma is a scene of incomparable beauty - a long, broad, steep walled basin, carreted with grass and green with growing crops, and in the midst, the monolithic rock mesa, 350 feet high, on whose top is the village Acoma. It is noted thru an old church of huge proportions which must have taken many years to build. Its walls are 60 feet high and 10 feet thick and contains timbers 40 feet long and 14 inches square, each portion of which was carried up from the plain below. Formerly Acoma was reached only by a hazardous stairway cut in the rocks now an easy pathway exists.