One day a Dine (Navajo) youth, while hunting in the Canyon, was chased by an enemy tribesman. Looking for a place to escape, he saw the giant obelisk-like Spider Rock. Nearing exhaustion, he saw a silken cord hanging down from the top of the rock tower. Grasping the magic cord, he quickly tied it around his waist.

With its help he climbed the tall tower and stretched out to rest on reaching the top. There he discovered a most pleasant place with eagle's eggs to eat and the night's dew to drink. Imagine his surprise when he learned that his rescuer was Spider Woman!