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Hiking Lewis Lodge Ruins - Cedar Mesa Hiking Lewis Lodge Ruins

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RATING: Class 4 hiking, VERY EXPOSED

Sun

Sunny, with a high near 63. South wind 5 to 25 mph.

63 | 42

Mon

A slight chance of rain and snow showers before noon, then a slight chance of thunderstorms and a chance of rain and snow showers between noon and 3pm, then a slight chance of thunderstorms and a chance of rain and snow showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 48. Chance of precipitation is 40%. Little or no snow accumulation expected.

48 | 38

Tue

Sunny, with a high near 62.

62 | 38

Wed

Sunny, with a high near 66.

66 | 43

Thu

Sunny, with a high near 67.

67 | 46

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SEASON: Late Spring through Fall.
GEAR: A short rope may be helpful
WATER: None, although there is a seep near Lewis Lodge
FLASHFLOOD: None

Sun

Sunny, with a high near 63. South wind 5 to 25 mph.

63 | 42

Mon

A slight chance of rain and snow showers before noon, then a slight chance of thunderstorms and a chance of rain and snow showers between noon and 3pm, then a slight chance of thunderstorms and a chance of rain and snow showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 48. Chance of precipitation is 40%. Little or no snow accumulation expected.

48 | 38

Tue

Sunny, with a high near 62.

62 | 38

Wed

Sunny, with a high near 66.

66 | 43

Thu

Sunny, with a high near 67.

67 | 46

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Lewis Lodge From The Rim

Lewis Lodge From The Rim

Lewis Lodge is likely one of the best, if not the best Native American ruin on Cedar Mesa. It certainly wins hands down for position. First found in 1956 by Dick Lewis, the ruin contains a complex of 44 rooms and kivas. The position certainly makes the habitat very easy to defend. The ruins themselves date back the the thirteenth century, and are an amazing example of the architecture of the time.

WARNING: Visiting the ruins requires hiking on very exposed ledges. This hike is NOT RECOMMENDED for kids, dogs, or people afraid of heights. A stumble on the ledges could be fatal.


Note: The ruins have been vandalized over the years. If you are visiting, please do not touch, sit on, stand on, or otherwise disturb the ruins. Do not take any artifacts you may find from the site. Having existed for hundreds of years on their own, we need to carefully protect them so others can visit them in the future.

Lewis Lodge Ruins

Lewis Lodge Ruins

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