Go to GRAND CANYON Explorer home page

Edge of the Cedars State Park, Blanding, UT

Edge of the Cedars Indian Ruin, Edge of the Cedars State Park, Blanding, UT thumbnail image GIF, 384 x 256 x 256, 64K
Edge of the Cedars Indian Ruin

The Edge of the Cedars State Park is the site of an Anasazi ruin and modern museum complex, operated by the Utah Division of Parks and Recreation.

The museum features two display halls, an auditorium, meeting and conference facilities. The history of San Juan County, from the ancient Anasazi, through the Navajo and Ute Indians, and Euro-American Settlers, is presented through displays and exhibits. The museum also contains one of the largest interpreted Anasazi Pottery collections in the Southwest.

Edge of the Cedars State Park is located on the northwest edge of Blanding, Utah and is easily accessible by following the directional signs through the town.

Edge of the Cedar Indian Ruin was an agricultural village consisting of six habitation and ceremonial complexes. This site was occupied from 700 to 1200 A.D. during the Pueblo I-III periods. The excavated areas provide a good view of Anasazi architecture , especially ceremonial rooms (kivas). One kiva has been fully excavated and stabilized and may be entered by visitors.

See also: Natural Bridges National Monument
[ Grand Canyon Home | Other attractions (no thumbnails) | Other attractions (with thumbnails) ]
Copyright © Bob Ribokas, 1994-2000, all rights reserved. This publication and its text and photos may not be copied for commercial use without the express written permission of Bob Ribokas.