House on Fire Ruin Trail Bureau of Land Management

Blanding, Utah 84511

House on Fire Ruin Trail Bureau of Land Management

House on Fire Ruin Trail: Bureau of Land Management Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"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. This hike leads directly to some of the ruins that are a very popular site for photography. Please respect these fragile ancient structures. From the bridge spanning Mule Canyon wash, follow the obvious trail northwest that descends abruptly to the floor of the shallow canyon."

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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." Read more

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Trail Information

Blanding
Nearby City
Dog-friendly
Accessibility
2
Distance
Out-and-back
Trail Type
Easy
Skill Level
2 hours
Duration
Open year-round. Best season: Early spring and late fall.
Season
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 Contacts
USGS Hotel Rock UT and South Long Point UT; National Geographic Trails Illustrated #706
Local Maps

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Dec 2018