Target Ruin

Ballroom Cave
& Target Anasazi Ruins

Cedar Mesa

          This route packs a big punch for a small investment in time and energy. There is no route in Cedar Mesa that packs more into such a small, easy to access area. This route is mild and is a great adventure for beginners, seniors and children.

Circle of Friends:
          Ballroom Cave and Target Ruin are part of the "Circle of Friends" program. Members of the "Circle of Friends" have access to more specific information, explicit route information, GPS waypoints, trailhead location and detailed maps. If you would like more information on joining the "Circle of Friends" visit the sign up page.

"Circle of Friends"

Ballroom Cave Ballroom Cave

General Information:
          Visiting Target Ruin, Ballroom Cave and all the other ruins in the complex will require a short and leisurely hike. This route is rated 2A II using the Canyon Rating System. Please take only pictures and leave only footprints.

Looking out from inside Ballroom Cave

Trailhead Information:
          The trailhead is accessible to all vehicles in all weather conditions.

Target Ruin

Short History:
          The cliff dwellings in this area were built and occupied by the Anasazi about 1200 A.D., the structures represent daily life with living and storage rooms, along with ceremonial chambers.

Sierra climbing up to the Anasazi Ruins Sierra visiting the Anasazi Ruins

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