FALLEN ROOF RUINS-CEDER MESA

March 07, 2016

Fallen Roof Ruins, Ceder Mesa, Utah
 Laura has a passion for ancient american history and Ceder Mesa is one of her favorite places to bask in the architecture and history of the Anasazi. Ceder Mesa is home to a very extensive network of ancient Indian artifacts and ruins through the canyons that network through the desert.  One of the of the most in-tact and photogenic ruins is the Anasazi Ruins of Fallen Roof.
Fallen Roof Ruins, Ceder Mesa, Utah
 At around 6300ft. of elevation and a 2.3 mile hike round trip from the trailhead, the ruins are relatively easy to get to.  I rate this route as a non technical 2AI but does require a 3.5 mile high clearance drive down a dirt road to get to the trail head.
Fallen Roof Ruins, Ceder Mesa, Utah
 Once you get to the ruins you can see the collapsed ceiling revealing a water varnished ceiling almost spray painted like with hand prints towards the back where a fires carbon blackened the ceiling and the Anasazi drew in their hands.
Fallen Roof Ruins, Ceder Mesa, Utah
 The three structures looked pretty well in tact for being almost 700-800 years old and corn cob remains are still inside one of the structures.
Fallen Roof Ruins, Ceder Mesa, Utah
 One of the structures looked like it was used as a kiln for pottery or a oven to cook as others showed signed of habitation.
Fallen Roof Ruins, Ceder Mesa, Utah
 On one of the structures you can see the hand crafted work on the wall where the Anasazi placed brick to mortar on the walls to hold them together and set the material with their hands.  The wall still has signs of their finger prints and fingers working the wall into place.
Fallen Roof Ruins, Ceder Mesa, Utah


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