False Kiva

False Kiva, Canyonlands National Park, Utah.

False Kiva, Canyonlands National Park, Utah.

This amazing location is kept fairly quite by the Park Service, as it is tucked away under a beautiful alcove on an un-marked trail. It isn’t really a Kiva (site for religious rituals), but it is a historic native American site.

We had hiked to some other ruins at Aztec Butte, before hiking to this site. The two hikes combined took much less time then we estimated, leaving us here about two hours before sunset. That was fine with us, we had the place to ourselves as we sat and waited for the light, and tried to imagine what life was like back in the days this site was occupied. To think, we were sitting on the same rocks as Native Americans many hundreds of years ago! From this position, I could see a desert bighorn making its way up the ridge on the right – just magical!

Here are more of our Canyonlands National Park, Utah, Photos.