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Perfect Kiva

Intermediate

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0.2 mile 0.3 kilometer point to point
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 153' 47 m
Descent: -1' 0 m
High: 5,717' 1,742 m
Low: 5,564' 1,696 m

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Avg Grade: 18% (10°)
Max Grade: 66% (33°)

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A short trail up to Perfect Kiva Ruin, an ancient Anasazi ceremonial site located in a deep alcove.

Tilman Giese

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Please Respect and Protect archaeological sites, they are fragile! Stay on trail, don’t move artifacts, and stay off walls. Report looting and vandalism: 1 800 722 3998

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This short trail up the rocky slope leads you to Perfect Kiva, an ancient Anasazi ceremonial site that has been well preserved by the Bureau of Land Management stabilization efforts. You'll find several structures as well as petroglyphs on the wall. The Kiva is located in a deep shady alcove that provides a spectacular view into the surrounding amphitheater.

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Nov 14, 2018
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Enjoy a panoramic view from the alcove harboring Perfect Kiva.
May 29, 2017 near Blanding, UT
Dwellings are still well preserved at the Perfect Kiva.
May 29, 2017 near Blanding, UT
Petroglyphs adorn the alcove wall at Perfect Kiva.
May 29, 2017 near Blanding, UT

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