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Ancient Vistas

By CraigBill    

This view isnít officially listed on the Canyonlands National Park map or along the road, but itís not too hard to find with a quick search online. With a breathtaking vista of red cliffs that seem to go on for miles, the kiva , also known as False Kiva, has become a hiking destination over the years. Despite the name, it's also very much a real kiva with plenty of history with the Native American tribes that have lived in Utah.

The hike there was a bit more than moderate, especially if you are in a hurry like I was to observe the evening waning to night. Even though I met a few hikers along the way and in the alcove itself, I had the entire site to myself. Placing a flashlight on the ground, I enjoyed taking my time and photographing this amazing and iconic vista. My only regret is that I didnít take enough water, resulting in me guzzling half a dozen gatorades as soon as I got back to Moab.

However, I am in no regret of spending away the hours there as this location is now closed due to incessant vandalism - an occurrence that I unfortunately find all too often on my journeys, and a topic that infuriates me.

Tags: Utah Cave Landscape and travel False kiva

Voters: pablophotographer, Split, clicknimagine and 43 more

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clicknimagine Plus
11 770 104 India
29 Dec 2020 4:31AM
Amazing Location you have found, so nicely framed and love that dynamic light here...Well Done...
29 Dec 2020 7:32AM
A stunning capture, Craig.
dark_lord Plus
16 2.7k 749 England
29 Dec 2020 12:49PM
A real pity it's closed now.
richmowil Plus
12 437 2 England
29 Dec 2020 2:30PM
Excellent Image!. Yet another case of the minority spoiling it for the majority!

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