Seven Kiva Ruin

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Round Trip Distance: 3 miles
Difficulty: Moderate
Elevation: 5454 - 5951 feet
Cellphone: 0 bars
Time: 2 hrs.
Trailhead: Lower Road Canyon
Fee: $2/person - $5-$8/camping
Attractions: kivas, scenic canyon




The Seven Kiva Ruin is an Ancestral Puebloan site located in Road Canyon in the Cedar Mesa Area west of Blanding, Utah. The kivas are all nestled within one small south facing alcove in the canyon. While none of the kivas are very large several of them still have roofs that are mostly intact. The fact that there are this many kivas grouped closely together and relatively close to a road makes the Seven Kiva Ruin a popular destination in the Cedar Mesa area. The route leading down into the canyon from the mesa descends a slope of loose talus and boulders that adds quite a bit to the difficulty of an otherwise moderate hike.