The Red Cliffs Site, a Virgin Anasazi village of moderate size, is located in the SW1/4NW1/4sec. 14, T. 41 S., R. 14 w., Washington County, Utah (Figs. 2,4). Site elevation is ca. 3260 feet. The site is on lands administered by the Cedar City District, Bureau of Land Management. Despite the low elevation and essential desert character of the immediate area, a Dixie National Forest boundary is less than a mile north of the site. Close by to the south and east are blocks of private land associated with the old Harrisburg town site (Figs. 1,4) and the mining activities at Silver Reef, respectively.
The archeological site is just at the east boundary of the protective withdrawal around the Red Cliffs Recreation Area, a same day and overnight use site, located in the mouth of the Quail Creek drainage about one mile west of Interstate 15. Primary access is via the Leeds exit and ca. four miles of paved road. St. George, the largest Utah city south of Provo, is about 13 highway miles southwest of the site. On a straight line to the south, the Utah-Arizona border is about 15 miles distant.
The approximately 45,000 acres of public land in the Red Cliffs NCA are located in south-central Washington County. The towering Pine Valley Mountains and Dixie National Forest lie to the north, while the communities of Ivins, Santa Clara, St. George, Washington, and Leeds ring the National Conservation Area (NCA).