Surface cleanup of cultural sites in Grand Gulch

final report by Donald R. Keller

Publisher: Service Center, Publisher: Monticello District Office in Denver, Colo, Utah

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Other titlesArchaeological investigation Bureau of Land Management, Denver Service, Bureau of Land Management, Monticello District, San Juan County, Utah, Museum of Northern Arizona, Department of Anthropology
Statementprepared by Donald R. Keller, Richard V. Ahlstrom, Dana Hartman
ContributionsAhlstrom, Richard V., Hartman, Dana, United States. Bureau of Land Management. Monticello District Office, United States. Bureau of Land Management. Denver Service Center
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Pagination178 leaves, [8] leaves of plates :
Number of Pages178
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Take a step back in time on a remarkable journey through the spectacular canyons of Grand Gulch in southeastern Utah. This backpacking trip surveys the central portion of Grand Gulch, an outdoor museum of the Anasazi culture. It contains an astonishing number of cliff dwellings, granaries and rock art left behind by the ancient ancestral puebloans. Hadenfeldt reports seeing bike tracks going up to sites in Grand Gulch, a dramatic gorge filled with ancient relics, and bullet and graffiti damage to a rock-art site near Bluff. It has also become more difficult to spot sites that have been looted. It is considered among the country’s most important indigenous cultural areas. The area's remote, rugged backcountry trails are not for everyone. But for adventurers with a love of solitude, archaeology and geographic beauty, this area has it all. A great place to start your adventure is the serpentine Grand Gulch.   Four days of backpacking and an additional day of hiking and camping exploring the Ancient Puebloan culture in (what is for now) the Bears Ears National Monument at the Cedar Mesa and Grand Gulch areas.

Cedar Mesa is the archaeological crown jewel of the millions of acres of public lands administered by the Bureau of Land Management. It has exceptionally well-preserved ruins and world-class rock art – all in a phenomenally scenic, hiker-friendly landscape. Cedar Mesa also records the history and cultural heritage of other groups. Rock art and occasional camps and dwelling sites document use. monitoring devices. The BLM should consider Rambo homestead heritage areas that need cleanup of what is not naturally there. Assume there will be site-by-site analysis of cultural resources. Bill Harris: Rambo is a day use area? Windsor: Yes. Neuhof: Permits are required; AC wants triggers established. For example, in Zone 2, more than four.   Lower Grand Gulch: Backpacking: 5: May 6, Water Sources in Lower Grand Gulch: Trip Planning: The Lower Gulch - Escalante (Seeking info on the route) Trip Planning: Lower Death Hollow next week (late May/early June), miscellaneous questions: Trip Planning: Sixteen Room Ruin and Lower. The Bureau of Land Management recognizes the importance of quality recreation experiences to national and local economies, as well as to the health and well-being of society and the enjoyment of our visitors. We are committed to managing and protecting the lands, natural attractions, and sensitive areas so that the areas and activities which are most important to you are still.

Perfect Kiva sits five miles down Bullet Canyon in Southeastern Utah, miles south of Moab. It and Grand Gulch comprise acre maze known as the Grand Gulch Primitive Area. The Ancestral Puebloans lived in cliff dwellings here from 1, BCE to . The Discovery Pool research grant program was established by CNHA to encourage and provide funding for research partnerships between qualified scientists and our federal NPS, BLM, and USFS partners in southeastern Utah and southwestern Colorado.. Since its inception in , CNHA’s Discovery Pool has awarded more than $, in grants. at the Turkey Pen site. His notes from the winter of are still on file at the American Museum of Natural History; these suggest~that his work that season may have been his first at the site. Keller et al'q~ave a useful discussion of --Ito Wetherill •s work in Grand Gulch, including that at Turkey Pen. When booking your Grand Canyon hiking trip, make sure that you book out at least 4+ months in advance due to Grand Canyon National Park’s permit system. The deadline to apply for backpacking permits is on the first of the month, 4 months prior to the month you intend to hike (i.e. January 1 deadline for all May trips, February 1 for June.

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Surface cleanup of cultural sites in Grand Gulch. Contract #CT, archaeological investigation final report by William D. Lipe, Museum of Northern Arizona Department of Anthropology: 4/6: Archaeomagnetic samples collected from Pueblo Alta and miscellaneous sites, and laboratory of tree-ring research, Pueblo Alta: 4/7.

The plan provides for the management of cultural and natural resources on the Grand Gulch Plateau over the next 10 years. Regulations for visitor use reflect the need for continuing and increased protection of the natural and cultural resources of the Grand Gulch Plateau and include: 1.

A ban on open fires in the canyons for ecological reasons. Final Report for Surface Cleanup of Cultural Sites in Grand Gulch. Submitted to the Bureau of Land Management, Monticello District, Utah. Museum of Northern Arizona, Flagstaff. Lepofsky, Dana.

Preliminary Analysis of Flotation Samples from the Turkey Pen Ruin, Cedar Mesa, Utah. Cowboys & Cave Dwellers (School of American Research Press, ) is probably the best book available about the Wetherill-Grand Gulch Research Project, with many excellent ‘then and now’ photographs of the sites and artifacts from the expeditions of Wetherill and others.

Ahlstrom, R. Documents. Archaeological Investigation Bureau of Land Management, Denver Service Center Bureau of Land Management, Monticello District, San Juan County, Utah; Final Report for Surface Cleanup of Cultural Sites in Grand Gulch ().

An illustration of an open book. Books. An illustration of two cells of a film strip. Video An illustration of an audio speaker. An anthropological overview and cultural resources inventory of the Northern Sacramento Valley and Southern Cascade Range Surface cleanup of cultural sites in Grand Gulch: final report.

by Keller. Juan River in either Grand Gulch or Slickhorn Canyon. No camping is allowed at any ruins, rock art sites or alcoves.

All water sources are intermittent and should not be counted on. No new campsites are to be created. The use of rock climbing equipment to access archaeological sites is not allowed. Grand Gulch. A great place to start your adventure is the serpentine Grand Gulch. Often called an “outdoor museum” because of its dense concentration of Ancestral Puebloans’ ruins and rock art, Cedar Mesa's Grand Gulch is a destination that offers many opportunities for.

The Grand Gulch Primitive Area is south of Natural Bridges National Monument in southeastern Utah. The Kane Gulch Ranger Station is on State Ro four miles south of Route 95 and the monument.

This place's secret is starting to get out, so the Bureau of Land Management is now charging $8 per person for a limited number of overnight trip. Archaeological Investigation Bureau of Land Management, Denver Service Center Bureau of Land Management, Monticello District, San Juan County, Utah; Final Report for Surface Cleanup of Cultural Sites in Grand Gulch.

Donald R. Keller, R. Ahlstrom, D. Hartman. (tDAR Surface cleanup of cultural sites in Grand Gulch book ). The Canyons Main roads through the area are US across the south and UT /UT 95 in the north, linked by UT which traverses the highest part of Cedar Mesa and crosses the upper end of Kane Gulch, a Grand Gulch tributary, next to which is a BLM ranger station that provides a focal point for visitors - nearby are a campground and several major trailheads.

Hey folks, having a bit of trouble finding water information for lower Grand Gulch (Collins Spring TH-San Juan River). The best I could find is Kelsey stating that "The main canyon down from Collins Spring is bone dry".

Couple questions Does anyone know of any reliable/semi-reliable water. At Grand Gulch, the rangers were told to "go out there and stop the looting." "Our main purpose was to get control of the problem in all of Cedar Mesa," Schalk says, a ,acre plateau broken by nine major canyons including Grand Gulch.

"It was a real crash course." The rangers pursued pothunters on horseback, on foot, by jeep, and in. Grand Gulch Plateau (GORP) Rock Art of the Grand Gulch.

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Grand Gulch is the premier area in Utah to see the ruins of the prehistoric Anasazi Indians. Up until the late 's only a few local ranchers had entered Grand Gulch, yet in prehistoric times it was a center of Anasazi culture.

Frank McNitt () reports that Charles Lang was the first to make a collection from Grand Gulch in Grand Gulch Primitive Area has been one of the best places to see Anasazi ruins since the area was first discovered by Blanding ranchers and later the Wetherills during the late s.

Most of the major ruins have since been excavated or pothunted, their buried secrets winding up in museums and occasionally on Victorian mantles. Separated from the curve of I and I by a thin strip of green space, the Gulch district extends from Broadway in the northwest to the CSX rail line in the east.

Streets in the northern part of the district are rectilinear, while those in the south reflect a somewhat more organic layout. Camping will not be allowed within cultural sites or archaeological resources as defined by ARPA. Camping is not allowed at any ruins, rock art sites or alcoves, nor the bench area surrounding Split Level Ruin.

Backpacker camping is not allowed within one mile of the San Juan River in either Grand Gulch or Slickhorn Canyon. The Grand Gulch/Cedar Mesa Plateau is a unique area for exploring nature and a part of history. This is a place where ancient cultural resources are found in primitive and wilderness-like settings.

Most canyons and cultural sites can only be reached by hiking or backpacking. - The book entitled "Archaeoacoustics" contains a chapter entitled "Intentionality of Rock-art Placement Deduced from Acoustical Measurements and Echo Myths" by Steven J. Waller. The book is a McDonald Institute Monograph edited by Scarre, C.

& G. Lawson, Cambridge: McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research. Click here for ordering infomation. Grand Gulch Primitive Area is backcountry and hikers may need to register with the BLM in Monticello. The Kane Gulch Ranger Station is located along Utah Highway about four miles south of High not far from Natural Bridges National Monument.

The Ranger Station is also the trailhead to Grand Gulch via Kane Springs Wash. Green Mask petroglyphs, Grand Gulch, Utah. Years ago I was turned on to Cedar Mesa by Alan Dixon, but needed inspiration this spring from the roamings of Paul Magnanti to plan a trip of my own there.

It was a perfect couples trip for Amanda and me: the wilderness that I needed after a winter inside, with an additional and more unique dimension for her. Clean up: Avoid stirring up or sifting through ash as much as you can. Avoid actions that kick ash particles up into the air, such as dry sweeping.

Before sweeping indoor and outdoor hard surfaces, mist them with water to keep the dust down. Follow with wet mopping. Use a. Grand Gulch is known for its exceptionally well preserved rock art and mud and stone structures.

While there is evidence of Archaic hunter-gatherers having settled in the canyons, it is the more substantial archaeology of Pueblo peoples (Anasazi) dating between 3, and.

Old capped well – “Grand Gulch #1” Old drill hole. Yucca that’s taken up residence in an old piece of pipe sticking out of the ground. Yucca growing out of pipe. Then it’s back to camp for halibut filet and fresh asparagus, washed down with plenty of High West rye.

Gravel canyon. Sunday morning I had camp packed up and was driving by. Kane Gulch is one of the several side canyons leading to Grand Gulch. The hike starts and finishes at the Kane Gulch Ranger Station, providing parking and easy trail access. We did a 12 mile out & back under white clouds and blue skies, past yellow cottonwoods and relict aspens and red rocks, on a trail that was sand, rocks, mud and slickrock.5/59 TripAdvisor reviews.

Grand Gulch Loop Hike, Utah - October Over three days and two nights this October I went on a ~25 mile loop hike from Cedar Mesa in southeastern Utah. I hiked down Todie Canyon, to Grand Gulch, then out Bullet Canyon. Kane Gulch to Junction and Turkey Pen Ruins. Distance: - miles (Round Trip) Grand Gulch is often likened to an open air museum of Ancestral Puebloan ruins and rock art.

This trail offers a great introduction to the canyon, visiting Junction Ruin and Turkey Pen Ruin and passing a. There are many canyons with ruins in Grand Gulch, which is part of the BLM’s Cedar Mesa area. I backpacked the most-popular route, going through Grand Gulch and exiting Bullet Canyon, a mile.

Backpacking in Lower Grand Gulch Getting There. Located on State Routethe Kane Gulch Ranger Station is 4 miles south of US Hwy 95 at the upper entry point into Grand Gulch, visitors to the area need to stop by here and register with the ranger and pay the day use fee, or overnight fee if you are backpacking in the canyon.

The Grant Gulch House, Rockville, UT. 79 likes. a very private place in a picturesque high desert setting. Enjoy the serene charm of this beautiful home with spectacularly gorgeous views.

Grand Gulch, part of the newly established Bears Ears National Monument, is a remote canyon system located south and west of Blanding, UT. Numerous sites dating from the Archaic period to PIII can be found here, as well as some of the finest examples of ancient rock art in the Southwest.

Backpacking in Lower Grand Gulch Getting There.Hiking to Split Level Ruins in the Grand Gulch* Anxious to move on quickly, my son Rich and I forged ahead of the group through sage brush thickets. My son suddenly raised his hand nervously. When I caught up with him, he said 'didn't you see the diamondback rattler winding back and forth next to our trail?' Though I hadn't seen the serpent, just the thought of it brough Emily Dickinson's.