Cedar Mesa, Citadel, Utah, ruins, Ancestral Puebloan, Bears Ears National Monument, photo
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The Drawbridge

Cedar Mesa, Bears Ears National Monument, Utah

A narrow sandstone ridge served as a defensive entrance for the ruins perched on the sandstone peninsula beyond. The defensive nature of this site is evident in several ruined walls at the narrowest points on this ridge. Photo © copyright by Jack Brauer.