Mule Canyon

Blanding, 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. Great bulging cliffs of Cedar Mesa Sandstone embrace the canyon, which supports an interesting mixture of pinyonjuniper and m
Hiking Grand Staircase-Escalante & the Glen Canyon Region

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Hiking Grand Staircase-Escalante & the Glen Canyon Region

by Ron Adkison (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. Great bulging cliffs of Cedar Mesa Sandstone embrace the canyon, which supports an interesting mixture of pinyonjuniper and m

©  Ron Adkison/Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Blanding
Distance: 6
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Skill Level: Easy
Duration: 3.5 to 4 hours
Season: Apr through early June; Sept
Accessibility: Dog-friendly
Local Maps: Hotel Rock and South Long Point
Driving Directions: Directions to Mule Canyon

Recent Trail Reviews

4/25/2005
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An exceptional canyon rich in history with plenty of ancient sites of the Anasazi people. Easy trail to follow through high sandstone walls. Wonderful area to camp. Plenty of water at the time of our hike. Hiked Mule Canyon(Hike 1)North to the end of the trail. Looked for route to the East to cross over, so we could hike back out Mule Canyon (Hike 2). This was more like canyoneering and would not recommend it unless you are in good physical condition. Plenty of views in both canyons. Although we were caught in Mule Canyon (Hike 2)during a heavy down pour, use common sense when crossing through deep water and there should be no problem. Easy trail on both canyons, but warn about crossing over from one side to the other!


5/14/2004
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An excellent family day hike or for a real treat, spend the night in a canyon rich with history of the Anasazi. Amid the pine forests deep in the sandstone canyon are at least 7 sites of granaries, houses, and kivas of these ancient people. Some of these sites are easily reached while others are built high in the sandstone walls. Remains of artifacts such as pottery and bone tools have been set out for observation but please do not remove.



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