Home


Arizona
sites


Utah
sites


New
Mexico

sites


About
the Book



Etiquette
and Laws


FAQs


Nature
Photography


 
Copper Forks Canyon
 
 

Although not a particularly large site, this cliff dwelling high, high up in Cooper Forks Canyon is well worth the rugged, mostly trail-less hike required to see it. The ruin is one of many dwellings built in the Cherry Creek area of the Sierra Ancha about 700 years ago by the Anchan culture.


NOTE: The first edition of Ruins Seldom Seen gave improper GPS coordinates for this site (it was a waypoint along the hike, but not the actual cliff dwelling). I regret this error. However, if you email me and tell me the exact lat/log that was published in the first edition (to prove you actually bought the book), I will email you back with the correct coordinates. Of course, the second edition will have the right GPS info for this site.

 
 


The wooden cieling between the first and second
stories of
this structure remains largely intact.
This is only
about half of the ruin.



Bear tracks at the confluence of Cherry Creek and Cooper
Forks Canyon. The tracks were as large as my hands.



Same photo with the tracks highlighted.



From Cherry Creek I also saw a Bald Eagle flying
overhead...but wasn't quick enough to get a photo.






The book Ruins Seldom Seen is available from
www.GlobePequot.com