This short walk takes hikers into an ancient kiva and by artwork evokative of the lives and times of Ancestral Puebloan people. The kiva, an underground structure, has been restored, and visitors can climb down a ladder through the roof to explore. Among the sculptures is a life-size Kokopelli form that became the subject of controversy and was moved behind the museum in 2008 after a Blanding group called the "Values Committee" complained that the statute of the humpbacked, flute-playing fertility god has a penis.
Directions • In Blanding, take U.S. Highway 191 to the intersection of West Center and Main streets. Travel west on West Center Street six blocks to 600 West and turn north. The parking lot and museum for Edge of the Cedars State Park is two blocks north, on the west side of the street. Visitors can access the trail from the museum when it's open; after hours, hikers may walk around the north side of the building to reach the trails, according to park staff.