House on Fire Ruin Trail Bureau of Land Management

Monticello, Utah

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This pleasant, easy day hike follows the course of upper Mule Canyon, one of the most accessible canyons in the Cedar Mesa region. The 2-mile out-and-back hike travels past great bulging cliffs of Cedar Mesa sandstone that embrace the canyon, which supports an interesting mixture of pinyon-juniper and montane forest environments. The trail in Mule Canyon is sandy but well worn and easy to follow, with few obstacles, making it passable even to novice hikers. You will see several well-preserved Anasazi ruins should you continue to hike farther into the canyon, most of them grain storage structures. The description for this hike leads directly to some of the ruins that are a very popular site for photography—please respect these fragile ancient structures.
Hiking the Four Corners

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Hiking the Four Corners

by JD Tanner and Emily Ressler-Tanner (Falcon Guides)

This pleasant, easy day hike follows the course of upper Mule Canyon, one of the most accessible canyons in the Cedar Mesa region. The 2-mile out-and-back hike travels past great bulging cliffs of Cedar Mesa sandstone that embrace the canyon, which supports an interesting mixture of pinyon-juniper and montane forest environments.

The trail in Mule Canyon is sandy but well worn and easy to follow, with few obstacles, making it passable even to novice hikers. You will see several well-preserved Anasazi ruins should you continue to hike farther into the canyon, most of them grain storage structures. The description for this hike leads directly to some of the ruins that are a very popular site for photography—please respect these fragile ancient
structures.

© 2015 JD Tanner and Emily Ressler-Tanner/Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Monticello
Distance: 2
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Easy
Duration: 2 hours
Season: Year-round
Accessibility: Dog-friendly
Local Contacts: Bureau of Land Management, Monticello Field Office, 365 N. Main St., Monticello, UT 84535; (435) 587-1500; www.blm.gov/ut/st/en/prog/more/cultural/archaeology/places_to_visit/mule_canyon.html
Local Maps: USGS: Hotel Rock, UT, and South Long Point, UT; National Geographic Trails Illustrated: #706
Driving Directions: Directions to House on Fire Ruin Trail: Bureau of Land Management

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