Island in the Sky District
Kiva is a human-made stone circle created by the Anasazi. While located
in a naturally occurring cave, the name False Kiva arises from the
uncertainty around the circle of stones' origins and purpose, not
whether it is really an authentic kiva. It has become a popular spot for
photographers capturing the Southwest, offering a unique frame for the
dramatic thunderstorms or clear skies beyond.
Circle of Friends:
Kiva 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.
"Circle of Friends"
False Kiva is a well preserved native American ruin located inside the Island in the
Sky District of Canyonlands National Park.
to False Kiva has some exposure and those who have trouble with heights, or
children, might want to look for anther adventure. False Kiva is rated
1A II using the Canyon Rating System. Navigation for this adventure is
moderate. The ruin is accessible year round.
This hike is
located near Moab inside the Island in the Sky District of Canyonlands National
Park. The trailhead is accessible to all vehicles,
year round, via a paved highway.
Enjoy a short video of False Kiva. Video courtesy of Dan Burt.
Please take only pictures and leave