Mule Canyon

Blanding, Utah 84511

Mule Canyon

Mule Canyon Professional Review and Guide

"The trail 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, most of them grain-storage structures. The trail leads directly to some ruins—please respect these fragile ancient structures. From the bridge spanning Mule Canyon Wash, follow either of two obvious trails that descend abruptly to the floor of the shallow canyon.

There the trails join and quickly lead to the trailhead register. Beyond the register, the well-defined trail follows the edge of the Mule Canyon arroyo, soon crossing the usually dry wash to the grassy bench on the opposite side."

Mule Canyon Reviews

4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars
icon2 Total
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!
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.

Mule Canyon Photos

Help others discover amazing sights!

Trail Information

Nearby City
Trail Type
Skill Level
3.5 to 4 hours
Apr through early June; Sept through Oct.
Additional Use