This little guy greeted us at Two Guns shortly after crossing through the “Mountain Lions” threshold. He was quite comfortable around us and posed for numerous photos. At the time we were the only humans around but his behavior gave me a clue that Two Guns is visited often enough for him to be comfortable in close proximity to us. Before we departed two other vehicles arrived for their exploration of the old ruins.
As we encountered other lizards in different locations of the ruins it became clear that most visitors don’t venture far beyond the “Mountain Lions” structure that gets your attention from I-40. The further from that entrance we got the more skittish the lizards became. Of course, the more interesting the ruins became as well. The point? If you journey to Two Guns, take the time to walk all of the ruins, it’s worth the effort.