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Mule Canyon Ruins

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San Juan County Road 263, Highway 95, 20 Miles Southwest of Blanding, Blanding, UT
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I screenshotted another TripAdvisor users directions and would like to add that 1. It is a 1.5 mile... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
nursesrgr8
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Hooks, Texas
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Well preserved ruins

This is not far off the main road and easy to get to. Very well preserved ruins. It's definitely... read more

Reviewed May 6, 2018
Tita T
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Wortham, Texas
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  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
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“late morning” (6 reviews)
“easy hike” (6 reviews)
“north fork” (2 reviews)
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San Juan County Road 263, Highway 95, 20 Miles Southwest of Blanding, Blanding, UT
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"late morning"
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"easy hike"
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"north fork"
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"pleasant hike"
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"trail head"
in 3 reviews
"mile marker"
in 3 reviews
"google search"
in 2 reviews
"rest stop"
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"paved walk"
in 2 reviews
"the main road"
in 3 reviews
"parking area"
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"short walk"
in 3 reviews
"slick rock"
in 2 reviews
"ancient pueblo"
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"dirt road"
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"southern utah"
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"tower"
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I screenshotted another TripAdvisor users directions and would like to add that 1. It is a 1.5 mile one way hike.....easy to mildly moderate. And 2. The pine tree mentioned as a landmark is HUGE and bigger than 50 feet. It is dead, and about...More

Thank nursesrgr8
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Reviewed May 6, 2018

This is not far off the main road and easy to get to. Very well preserved ruins. It's definitely worth stopping to look at and get pictures.

Thank Tita T
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Reviewed April 11, 2018

This is a wonderful example of a well preserved site. Located on the side of the road and with a very easy walk, this is a site that should not be missed.

Thank Paul G
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Reviewed March 12, 2018 via mobile

This was so fun to see and a fun and scenic hike. The ruins were so cool and the hike was relatively flat with minimal slick rock climbing. We had a friend in the group with a bad foot and she was able to do...More

Thank Sarah B
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Reviewed December 28, 2017 via mobile

House on Fire Ruin is not on a map. Follow sign for Natural Bridges Monument on Hwy 95 off Hwy 191 but after about 20 miles keep a watchful eye for a the road sign on right- Mule Canyon Road, it’s just a little dirt...More

4  Thank pd32
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Reviewed December 18, 2017

We visited the House of Fire in October of 2017. This was a very easy and interesting hike to see some ruins. We were in a four wheel drive truck but any passenger car should be able to drive the mile or so down the...More

1  Thank henryonatrip
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Reviewed October 6, 2017

Outstanding location to observe Ruins from cliff dwellings abandoned approximately 700 years ago. You are able to climb up from the trail to the actual ruins and look inside the dwellings. The location of the ruins is approximately 1 mile from the trail head on...More

3  Thank Mindy and Roger A
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Reviewed October 1, 2017

Tucked along the side of the highway you almost have to know it’s there to find it. A free visit spot run by federal agencies complete with well cared for ruins and good informative signs. It’s pretty much a paved walk and a fairly small...More

Thank Nampa_Guy
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Reviewed September 6, 2017

Mule Canyon is a small ruin just off UT 95, near Natural Bridges National Monument. An easy walk in from the parking area brings you to a kiva and another structure which have been partly restored to give a good impression of what they looked...More

Thank Steven C
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Reviewed August 26, 2017

We hiked to House of Fire Ruin & the two immediately adjacent to it. We took the route through the canyon along the dry riverbed. There was some confusion as to which ruin and route should be taken to reach the actual House of Fire...More

Thank NORO97
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Elizabeth D
May 31, 2018|
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Response from Tita T | Reviewed this property |
No permit required and it's a very short hike.
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dmecham1971
September 30, 2017|
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Response from CrawfordGene | Reviewed this property |
Probably at dawn or sunset when the sun is low in the sky. Smoke in the air from forest would help too. i
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Jennifer E
July 12, 2017|
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Response from OregonKathyj | Reviewed this property |
Would be ok for most kids if they are used to taking hikes. Heat could be a factor, take your time plenty of things to see and easy trail.
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