Looking for Anasazi Ruins on Cedar Mesa

On a recent family vacation to southern Utah, we explored areas on Cedar Mesa.  We took a road west of the highway, across from the road to Cigarette Spring.  The first day, we explored a canyon just off Government Trail.  We located two Anasazi ruins.  One a cliff structure and the second a lookout structure that is dramatically sited on a outcrop promontory.

Cliff Structure that Appears to Have Its Original Wood

Note Lookout Rock Structure on Nearby Outcrop

On the second day, my son quickly located a ruin near a road that headed southwest before the turnoff to Government Trail.  This structure is located in a ground-level cave, and had an interesting granary.  Eventually, on the other side of the access road, we identified a distant cave that appeared to have ruins.  We were able to confirm the find.

Small Cave Ruins Located on Cedar Mesa

A Very Efficient Entry to a Granary

Cliff Ruin

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