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North Fork Mule Canyon

Blanding, Utah

North Fork Mule Canyon

North Fork Mule Canyon Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"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. From the southwest abutment of the bridge spanning North Fork, a well-worn trail gradually descends northwest to the trailhead register. Although North Fork is more confined than the main fork, the canyon is shallow: It’s only 30 to 40 feet deep for the first 0.5 mile."

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Richmond,
Trailblazer | 4586 pts
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3/17/2019
Easy hiking with lots to see. Less crowded than the South Fork Trail but still with some nice ruins.
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Cherry Creek,
Adventurer | 323 pts
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5/15/2004
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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More North Fork Mule Canyon Professional Guides

Detailed Trail Descriptions from Our Guidebooks

"Much like the main fork of Mule Canyon, the 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 of the canyon, making their discovery more rewarding. Walking in the North Fork is easy and trouble-free. Segments of sandy, boot-worn trail guide you upcanyon, and in between you simply follow the wash. You will follow segments of trail, but most often you will be walking along the floor of the wash, with slickrock underfoot, occasionally skirting boulders and plunging through willow thickets, forging your own way." Read more

Trail Information

Blanding
Nearby City
Dog-friendly
Accessibility
5.2
Distance
Loop/Lollipop
Trail Type
Easy
Skill Level
2 to 2.5 hours
Duration
Apr through early June; Sept through Oct.
Season
Hiking, Camping
Additional Use

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