18th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest The American Experience
Fallen Roof Ruin–Cedar Mesa, Utah

This pristine ruin is in Cedar Mesa, the largest cedar forest on Earth. It is a granary, made to hold precious corn by the Ancestral Puebloans who lived here hundreds of years ago. The sandstone ceiling has spalled off, falling onto the floor below.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 09.2020
Date Uploaded: 11.2020
Photo Location: Mexican Hat, Utah, United States of America
Copyright: © David Crews