Dean M. Chriss
False Kiva, Evening, Canyonlands, Utah

False Kiva, Evening, Canyonlands, Utah

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The False Kiva is a human-made stone circle of unknown origin located in a cave in a remote and difficult to access area of Canyonlands National Park. Due to vandalism the site was closed in early August of 2018 and entering is now a violation of the Archeological Protection Act of 1979, Violators may be subject to fines and jail time. The onslaught of humanity is having similar effects everywhere. Because of it countless places exist only in photographs today.

This image of Canyonlands National Park's False Kiva was captured in 2008 and first posted online in February of 2024.