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Address: San Juan County Road 263 (Arch Canyon Road), Highway 95, 20 Miles Southwest of Blanding, Blanding, UT
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a remarkable walk into an ancient Pueblo site.

About half the distance between Blanding and Hanksville, Utah, is a stopping point leading off highway 95 to Mule Canyon where is found a pair of Ancestral Pueblo cave dwellings... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 19, 2015
Stevie R
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North Muskegon, Michigan
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North Muskegon, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

About half the distance between Blanding and Hanksville, Utah, is a stopping point leading off highway 95 to Mule Canyon where is found a pair of Ancestral Pueblo cave dwellings dated to about 1100AD. The walk in, marked with stones and stones piled on top of each other, is about 1 mile through scrub oak and rock that lead up... More 

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Blanding, Utah
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

If you want to see House on Fire on fire, you need to bring your camera and come at the right time of day. The hike is short and the whole area is beautiful!

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Denver
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Stopped off at Mule Canyon. Wife and I and two other tourists saw Indian dugout house similar to Mesa Verde. No idea how to find House on Fire. Looks like someone wants to keep this a secret. Too bad. Very disappointed.

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Cadiz, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Easy hike of about one mile, in South Fork of Mule Canyon, to the House on Fire ruins.The only caution, we encountered, is traversing the slick-rock in front of the ruins. There are alternate paths to avoid climbing the slick-rock. The ruins is about 30 feet above the canyon floor. We encountered quite a few other photographers and all were... More 

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Thank Nelson F
Provo, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

One of the most spectacular canyon view points in America is found here as well as a distant view of pueblo dwellings. We were not successful in driving up the canyon road because of recent flags floods and choose to drive to the top of the canyon overlook.

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Thank Sheldon N
Titusville
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

We topped here on our way to Natural bridges and Muley Point. It is a short walk and was interest to us as we were heading for Mesa Verde in Cortez, CO the next day. For a very small attraction it had a lot to offer and was a slight tease as to what to expect at the Palace in... More 

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Herriman, Utah, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

this is just off the beaten path enough that unless you know what your looking for you'll miss it. the ruins were just to the right of the main trial up a small scramble and quietly hidden beneath the overhanging cliffs. A perfect short hike for younger hikers and a well preserved kiva. worth the trip.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

A short hike off US 95 leads you to the Mule Canyon Ruins, better known as House on Fire, best in the morning if you want to take pictures

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Barre
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 via mobile

Nice hike- very easy. The challenge is with the timing of correct light capture. Most reviews say middle to late morning to capture the light correctly. I got there at 1030 and the sun wasn't in the correct position until 1230 at the earliest. It was a nice place to hang out and chat with people from all over the... More 

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Manhattan Beach, CA
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

It was cool if you have never seen ruins, but if you have seen any at all it is very boring. There are plenty of ruins that are much better and worth seeing. If you don't know anything about native americans there are signs which you can read to gain a background.

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