North Fork Mule Canyon

Blanding, Utah

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Much like the main fork of Mule Canyon, North Fork blends conifer forest and pinyon-juniper woodland with bold slickrock cliffs providing easy access to a number of fine Anasazi ruins. This fork of the canyon is more confined, and many of its ruins—including dwellings, kivas, and granaries—are better hidden than in the main fork, making their discovery more rewarding. Walking in North Fork is easy and trouble free. Segments of sandy boot-worn trail guide you upcanyon, and in between you simply follow the wash. The way ahead follows the small wash, where in spring there will likely be flowing water. You will follow segments of trail, but most often you will be walking along the floor of the wash, with slickrock underfoot, and occasionally skirting boulders and plunging through willow thickets, forging your own way.
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)

Much like the main fork of Mule Canyon, North Fork blends conifer forest and
pinyon-juniper woodland with bold slickrock cliffs providing easy access to a number of fine Anasazi ruins. This fork of the canyon is more confined, and many of its ruins—including dwellings, kivas, and granaries—are better hidden than in the main fork, making their discovery more rewarding.

Walking in North Fork is easy and trouble free. Segments of sandy boot-worn trail guide you upcanyon, and in between you simply follow the wash. The way ahead follows the small wash, where in spring there will likely be flowing water. You will follow segments of trail, but most often you will be walking along the floor of the wash, with slickrock underfoot, and occasionally skirting boulders and plunging through willow thickets, forging your own way.

©  Ron Adkison/Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Blanding
Distance: 5.2
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Skill Level: Easy
Duration: 2 to 2.5 hours
Season: Apr through early June; Sept
Accessibility: Dog-friendly
Local Maps: Hotel Rock and South Long Point
Driving Directions: Directions to North Fork Mule Canyon

Recent Trail Reviews

5/15/2004
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Another of the areas fine day hikes set in the sandstone canyons of the Cedar Mesa area. We found five Anasazi sites in this 3 mile stretch of Canyon. Some of these are trailside while others perch high in the sandstone cliffs.



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Apr 2018