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.