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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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Quiet, solitary, hidden, and beautiful

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
Jake B
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Herriman, Utah, United States
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Herriman, Utah, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

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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MANNHEIM
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123 reviews 123 reviews
28 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
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 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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58 reviews 58 reviews
18 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
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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Illinois
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192 reviews 192 reviews
55 attraction reviews
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Hiked through an open wash, in and out of the river bed in April. Took us about 25 minutes to get to the House on Fire Ruins. Very impressive. We waited for the right light. We hiked back from there to find about 15 cars had parked on the road. Only 3 had the permit. It's only $2 per person!!!!... More 

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Payson, Utah
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28 reviews 28 reviews
18 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

These ruins are barely off the main road and have an easy paved walk. The kiva is one of the best preserved and complete in the area.

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Richmond, Virginia
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72 reviews 72 reviews
15 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

This is a must-see/must-shoot for photographers, like me. The hike is about 30 easy minutes and the ruins are spectacular.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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101 reviews 101 reviews
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72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

I love to show this to friends who'd never seen or been in ruins of this type. It's a great place to stop between PHX and Moab, and you can stay for an hour, or overnight off in the boonies (just don't make a mess/tread lightly). It's a graded trail to the overlook and the ruins are indeed impressive, much... More 

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Sawbridgeworth, United Kingdom
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59 reviews 59 reviews
22 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

If you like Anasazi ruins then this is the place for you. South canyon was supposed to be more interesting than north and so my wife and I chose that one to hike in. A word of warning, the trail head is very close to the road but easily missed because there is no real parking area. House on Fire... More 

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Blue Springs, Missouri, United States
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Amazing ruins in a remote canyon. Took us longer to hike into the canyon than we thought it would but the trip out was much quicker. Predominately untouched, the ruins offer an up-close view of history. Please respect these national treasures!

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