Seven Kivas

Distance: 2.8 - 4.4 miles (round trip)

BLM, Monticello, Utah office, near Blanding in Southeast Utah

View of a partial intact roof on  one of the kivas

View of a partial intact roof on one of the kivas

 

This short hike travels down scenic Road Canyon to an amazing archaeology site with seven kivas. (full description)

  • Distance: 2.8 miles (round trip) to Seven Kivas
  • Elevation: 5,970-ft. at Trailhead
    5,445-ft. at Seven Kivas
  • Elevation Gain: -525-ft. to Seven Kivas
  • Difficulty: easy-moderate
  • Basecamp: Blanding / Mexican Hat
  • Region: Southeast Utah

Why Hike Seven Kivas

Seldom does a short a hike take you to such a fascinating archaeology site. Seven Kivas, just a 1.4 mile hike down scenic Road Canyon, is located on a low bench along the north side of the wash. The kivas are in various states of decay. Remarkably the roofs on two of the kivas are still partially intact providing visitors the rare opportunity to study the techniques used to build these structures.

Access to the site is via a short, steep trail that descends to the canyon floor and then heads down canyon for about mile to the ruins. The canyon is quite scenic and hiking along the wash is enjoyable and relatively easy.

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Elevation Profile

Elevation profile - Road Canyon to Seven Kivas

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