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Red Butte Altar & Throne
A strange altar and throne area on the southern slopes of Red Butte.
Do any SLC locals know what the heck this is all about?
09 Nov 2008

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lcarreauMy guess is it had

lcarreau

Voted 10/10

something to do with the University of Utah's
"field geology" program. It's a known fact that the Wasatch "fault zone" runs directly through this area, and these rocks were placed here "intentionally" to measure the movement of the fault.

Hey, we all have our faults.

Posted Nov 23, 2008 8:58 pm

Sarah SimonRe: My guess is it had

Sarah Simon

Hasn't voted

Larry,

I actually started a forum thread about this "structure" on the side of Red Butte. I'm hoping a SLC local has *some* explanation. How odd!

Sarah
Posted Nov 24, 2008 11:01 am

lcarreauRe: My guess is it had

lcarreau

Voted 10/10

Just a thought, but you might want to contact SP-member 'Mountaingazelle' on this.
In addition, SP-member MOCKBA is always "on
top of things" when it comes to the Wasatch!

Posted Nov 24, 2008 6:09 pm

mountaingazelleRe: My guess is it had

mountaingazelle

Voted 10/10

The “living room” is well known to locals. It’s basically a pile of rock slabs that were put together to resemble chairs. The structure in your photo is another more updated version of the living room. It looks interesting and probably took a while to build.
Posted Nov 25, 2008 2:26 pm

Sarah SimonRe: My guess is it had

Sarah Simon

Hasn't voted

Thanks for the insights. I'm still baffled by this arrangement, but it sure was interesting to stumble across!

Sarah
Posted Nov 25, 2008 5:13 pm

lcarreauRe: My guess is it had

lcarreau

Voted 10/10

In central AZ, we have a volcanic "sinkhole"
called "Devil's Dining Room." What it has to
do with Utah's "living room," I have no idea - but in the next few days, I'll be spending a lot of time in the kitchen! Have a good one...

Larry
Posted Nov 25, 2008 7:03 pm

edevartThe Rock Livingroom

edevart

Voted 10/10

Mountaingazelle is right. The Rock Livingroom is a longtime (I've been going there off and on since I was a kid in the 80s) destination for SLC locals. Good place to watch the sunset, the fireworks, or just put down a few cold ones.
Posted Jan 6, 2009 2:58 pm

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