Fallen Roof Ruins

Fallen Roof
Anasazi Ruins

Cedar Mesa

          Fallen Roof is becoming very popular with shutter bugs who have recently discovers its photogenic qualities. That the ruin is well preserved and fairly easy to reach also contribute to its recent popularity.

Circle of Friends:
          Fallen Roof Ruin is 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.

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General Information:
          Fallen Roof Ruins require a short hike. Please take only pictures and leave only footprints. Fallen Roof is rated 1A II using the Canyon Rating System. A good route desription and a GPS are helpful. Navigation for this route is moderate. A BLM Backcountry Permit is required to hike Fallen Roof.

Fallen Roof Ruins

Trailhead Information:
          A high clearance vehicle is advised for accessing this trailhead.

Fallen Roof Ruins

Cryptobiotic Soil:
          You will encounter areas of cryptobiotic crust along this route. Please avoid disturbing all cryptobiotic crust. Stay on existing trails, walk in wash bottoms or on slickrock. Go out of your way, literally, to avoid cryptobiotic soil. Cryptobiotic crust requires years of undisturbed growth before it becomes visible as an irregular, blackish mat on the soil surface. A single footprint by a careless hiker can destroy years of growth.

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