Tower House Ruin, San Juan County, Utah, USA

The Tower House Ruin is a roughly 1000 year-old cliff dwelling located about 10 miles west of Blanding, Utah, USA.  It is also known as the "Waterfall Ruin" as during rainfall a waterfall falls over the cave opening.

Two buildings remain standing - many have fallen prey to the elements.  In the lower cave can be seen the outline of a traditional Kiva.  There are also visible in this image some petroglyphs on the cave walls.

This site can be reached by a short 1/4 mile hike down a slick-rock ravine to the northwest of the cave.

Copyright: Calvin K Mc Donald
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 19450x9725
Taken: 19/10/2012
Uploaded: 27/10/2012
Updated: 13/08/2014


Tags: tower house ruin; san juan; anasazi; utah
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Utah is a state located in the westcentral region of the United States of America.  Utah is the 13th largest state by area, ranks 34th by population and 10th by population density of the 50 United States.  Utah was the 45th state to be admitted into the Union, on January 4, 1896. Utah is landlocked, being bordered by the states of Idaho to the north, Wyoming to the northeast, Nevada on the west, Colorado on the east and Arizona to the south.  Utah is very mountainous and is a popular outing destination of the outdoorsman.  The state population is about 2.82M with 95% being Caucasian, 2.4% Asian, 1.7% Native American and 1.3% Black. The state capital and largest city is Salt Lake City.Source: wikipedia