Desert Southwest - ultimateplaces
Powered by SmugMug Log In

Sandstone Staircase In Abandoned Modern Cliff Dwelling - Utah

Pictured is a Sandstone Staircase in an abandoned modern cliff dwelling in southern Utah. Rumor has it that a man wanting to live an off grid lifestyle constructed the home in the side of a sandstone cliff along the Colorado River near the town of Moab. Unfortunately the quality of the sandstone was not the greatest, and it became clear the structure would eventually crumble, Evidence of this is clear, given his many attempts to stabilize the roof with iron rods and plates. It is also suggested that the structure was illegal from the beginning, and was condemned by BLM (Bureau of Land Management), the Federal agency managing the land upon which the structure was built.

abandonedstairwaystaircasecavecliff dwellingutahmodernmoabsandstonehomecarvedrockstoneemptydesertedruinpassagesouthernsouthwestdesertwallsbuildingarchitecturerusticroughclandestinewildwildernesslivingsurvivalistoff gridoffgridoldfashioned