6250' (1905 m)
General Topographic Description
The TJ Smith site is located on a gentle south facing slope over looking Crow Canyon and Montezuma Valley to the east and Mesa Verde to the southeast. The vicinity consists of rolling uplands formed on the top of the Dakota Sandstone. These uplands are covered by eolian silt loam approximately 1.25 m thick. These eolian soils were heavily farmed by early Puebloans of the Mesa Verde culture, and are farmed commercially today.
Perennial Water Source(s)
McElmo Creek, 2470 m to the south, is the only permanent water source in the area.
Crow Canyon 200 m to the west.