Three Kiva is a stabilized pueblo located in Montezuma Canyon along County Road B146 about seven miles upcanyon from the Perkins Road (County Road B206). It features a reconstructed kiva with a roof and ladder access, accessed by a short foot path. The remainder of the pueblo is visible as stabilized wall bases, with the upper parts having collapsed prehistorically.
About 1,000 years ago, Three Kiva Ruin was part of a large and thriving community that took advantage of the resources that the canyon had to offer. Extensive excavations by a team of archeologists from Brigham Young University revealed 14 rooms and three kivas, a ramada working area, a trash mound, and a possible turkey run. Large portions of this complex have been stabilized, but only one of the kivas is reconstructed.
How to Get There
Three Kiva Pueblo is located along the Montezuma Canyon Road (County Road B146) about seven miles north of the Perkins Road (County Road B206). See the Montezuma Canyon page for directions to the Montezuma Canyon Road.
For more information, contact BLM Monticello Field Office, 365 North Main, PO Box 7, Monticello, Utah 84535. Telephone: 435-587-1500.
Note: Please remember that all artifacts and the ruin itself are protected by law. It is illegal to remove artifacts or damage the ruin. Violations of the Archeological Resources Protection Act can result in stiff penalties, including heavy fines and jail sentences.