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Mule Canyon Ruins

Address: San Juan County Road 263 (Arch Canyon Road), Highway 95, 20 Miles Southwest of Blanding, Blanding, UT
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Ranked #10 of 14 Attractions in Blanding
Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
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Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
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Phoenix, Arizona
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91 reviews 91 reviews
31 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 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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17 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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5 attraction reviews
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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Montrose, Colorado
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43 reviews 43 reviews
8 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

Well maintained & preserved, some reconstructed Ruins. Signs explain the history & significance of the site & people who lived there so many years ago. Well marked turn from the highway. Adequate parking. Short easy walk.

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Coaldale, Colorado
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30 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014

If you're at all interested in UT pre-history, this HAS to be the biggest (educational) band for the (time/money/effort) buck around. Free, informative, 15 seconds off UT-95, wheelchair accessible, and a very good example of one of the most distinctive features of ancestral Puebloan life. It would be just plain silly to drive by & not stop.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2013

Basically this is a highway rest stop with some stabilized Ruins. Probably the most interesting rest stop you'll ever encounter. If you want to hike, there's lots more ruins in the area.

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Durango, Colorado
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013

You can walk right to and around the ruins .... handicapped accessible. Well preserved and a nice easy spot to stop and see Ancestral Puebloan ruins.

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Tucson, Arizona
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013

Mule Canyon is a neat preserved ruin with a good interpretive panel. It discusses the dwelling, kiva, and connected tower. It doesn't take that long to visit. Good place to get out and stretch before heading into the park.

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Mountain View, California
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57 reviews 57 reviews
25 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

This located on an unmarked county road (SJC263) on the north side of UT 95. There is a good chance you will miss it since it is not marked and the only marked board "Mule Canyon" leads to Mule Canyon Ruin exhibit. House on fire is 1/2 mile east of the marked Mule Canyon Ruin exhibit. There is a pullout... More 

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Palo Alto, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

The only reason we swung by Blanding UT and were on UT-95 was to photograph one special place. You won't find it on most maps and even if you do it won't mean much to you. This place is officially Mule Canyon that is just off UT-95 about 10-20 miles West of US-191. Mule Canyon in it's own right is... More 

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