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Ancient Vistas



This view isn’t officially listed on the Canyonlands National Park map or along the road, but it’s 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 didn’t take enough water, resulting in me guzzling half a dozen gatorades as soon as I got back to Moab.


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Canyonlands National Park, Utah USA

Now closed area due to vandalism

The False Kiva

Pixoto Best of Year 2015

ePHOTOzine Reader's Choice & Guest Editor's Award 2020

BetterPhoto 2nd Place Winner 2015

IPA Intl Photography Awards Double Honorable Mention 2015

Mark of Excellence Award I-Shot-It 2016

PX3 Honorable Mention 2016

Shoot the Frame STF Finalist Dec 2020

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