Tovakwa dates to A.D. 1350–1650 (based Jemez Black-on-white and Glaze D–F pottery) and had “as many as” 1850 rooms organized around at least five plazas. At least 15 kivas (including the large
one shown below) are present. Tovakwa is next to the rim of a canyon, which makes for a pleasant lunch spot.
The described access route takes you to the ventana (natural rock window) shown below. In the interior of the mesa top, west of Tovakwa, is a rock outcrop with petroglyphs. Given
their locations and the petroglyphs placed there, the ventana and mesa interior rock outcrop may have been directional shrines for the village.