Fire House Ruin, Utah

Flame House Ruin, Utah   Copyright © 2007 John D. Clark

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The Cedar Mesa/Grand Gulch area of Utah is rich in archeological ruins. Ancient Pueblo Indians and their ancestors lived in this area starting as early as 200 CE. Ruins like this one, known as "Flame House Ruin", are examples of structures built to house food stores, as well as provide shelter. This especially dramatic ruin is tucked up under a sandstone ledge. In the late hours of the day, with a little imagination, the reddish color of the rock combines with the texture in the ceiling and the ruin appears to be consumed by tall flames.


© 2007 John D. Clark
Updated 9/29/07