ISBN 9781519658418

Price $19.95

Hiking Guide to Anasazi Canyons in Utah Discover the world of southwest canyons loaded with history. Cedar Mesa is an area west of Blanding, Utah which is not even labeled on many road maps. This area was occupied by Ancestral Puebloan Native Americans between 800 and 2,000 years ago. They grew primarily corn, beans, and squash, and made use of some wild foods as well. They made and used stone tools, pottery, and baskets. They pecked or painted rock art images on some cliff faces. They lived in permanent homes made of stone, wood, and mud. These may have been built on the surface of the ground, dug into the ground, or built in protected areas such as under rock overhangs and high in the cliffs. Many of the smaller structures in the cliffs are actually granaries where food was stored. This book is tailored for first time visitors looking for an Anasazi hiking adventure. Lodging and camping options for the area are also included. There is a brief how-to hiking tutorial for getting prepared to hike around these canyons. This hiking guide is a great companion for anyone who wants to explore the canyons of Cedar Mesa and the nearby Comb Ridge using full color topographical maps. The book is large enough for easy to read maps while small enough to be carried along on the hikes highlighted in this book. This hiking guide has individual maps for the most popular canyon hikes into Anasazi Country for both Cedar Mesa and the Comb Ridge area. The hike maps include GPS coordinates and annotated major landmarks. This area of Utah is very popular for hiking to see Ancestral Puebloan cliff ruins and rock art in a pristine setting including the House on Fire ruins in Mule Canyon and the Fallen Roof Ruins in Road Canyon. Backpacker’s can enjoy many miles of spectacular canyons lined with ruins that are amazingly inaccessible, perched high on ledges and under overhangs. There is plenty of scenery and wildlife, as well as the solitude of desert canyons in this remote area. The “Hiking Guide to Anasazi Canyons in Utah” book makes finding and exploring the Cedar Mesa Canyons much easier: Arch Canyon, Bullet Canyon, Collins Canyon, and Government Trail to Grand Gulch, Grand Gulch, Kane Gulch, Mule Canyon, Lower Mule Canyon, Owl Creek Canyon to Nevills Arch, Road Canyon, Slickhorn Canyon, Todie Canyon There are individual hike maps for the most popular Comb Ridge Canyons for exploring Anasazi ruins including: Fish Mouth Cave, Split Level ruins, Cool Springs Cave, Monarch Cave, Procession Panel, Double Stack Ruin and more.