False Kiva - Canyonlands National Park

False Kiva

Canyonlands
Island in the Sky District

Anasazi Ruins

           False 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:
          False 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.

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False Kiva - Canyonlands National Park Walking the ledge system to False Kiva

General Information:
          False Kiva is a well preserved native American ruin located inside the Island in the Sky District of Canyonlands National Park.
The trail 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.

False Kiva - Canyonlands National Park

Trailhead Information:
          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.

False Kiva - Canyonlands National Park The view from False Kiva in Canyonlands National Park

Please take only pictures and leave only footprints.


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