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False Kiva Hike

Island In The Sky District, Canyonlands National Park, Utah, United States
Rating: 5 out of 5 by EveryTrail members
Difficulty: Moderate
Length: 1.616 miles
Duration: 1-3 hours

Overview:  False Kiva is a Class II archeological site located in an alcove in Canyonlands National Park. It's also known from the famous... more »

Tips:  It's not a very difficult trail, some people just get confused by the trail itself & end up at the rim above the alcove, instead... more »

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Points of Interest

1. Parking

Park your car in this pullout on Upheavel Dome Road.

2. Trailhead

The trail begins here, the waypoint is located on the other side of the road (compared to the parking)

3. Trail waypoint

Just keep going :-)

4. Trail waypoint

5. Trail waypoint

6. Canyon Rim

You'll reach the edge of the rim at this waypoint

7. Descent

Be careful with all the loose stones, make sure your footage is okay!

8. Trail waypoint

Head on down, the alcove should be located to the right and above you.

9. Almost there!

Head up to the little trees and you'll see the footpath going back up to the alcove itself.

10. False Kiva

This is the Kiva itself, enjoy the view!