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Mule Canyon Ruins

San Juan County Road 263, Highway 95, 20 Miles Southwest of Blanding, Blanding, UT
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August 5th 2018

Here you go. It’s an easy hike and maybe just under 2 miles round trip. We were there by ourselves... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
taj1026
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Franklin, Indiana
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This is the Mule Canyon “roadside” Exhibit

There seems to be some confusion on TripAdvisor between the Mule Canyon Ruins and the Mule Canyon... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Bigredmachine
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San Juan County Road 263, Highway 95, 20 Miles Southwest of Blanding, Blanding, UT
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Here you go. It’s an easy hike and maybe just under 2 miles round trip. We were there by ourselves and arrived at 7:47am, starting at 7:15am. I shoot with a canon 6D full frame, 1.4 20mm lens. A lot of people have over post...More

Thank taj1026
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

There seems to be some confusion on TripAdvisor between the Mule Canyon Ruins and the Mule Canyon Trailhead that will allow you to hike to the House of Fire Ruins. This listing is for the Mule Canyon Ruins which are located right next to the...More

2  Thank Bigredmachine
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I saw an article about House on Fire Ruin many, many years ago and it has been on top, or very near the top of my list of places to go, see, photograph for 40+ years. Well, now it has a check-mark next to it....More

Thank Scott G
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Reviewed 28 June 2018

Based on NBNM park ranger suggestion we did the Mule Canyon (house of fire) hike. Only difficulty is we missed the trailhead the first time. The trailhead is about a quarter mile from the pay box on the left side of the 'causeway', down the...More

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Reviewed 11 June 2018 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 7 May 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 11 April 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 13 March 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 29 December 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 19 December 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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Elizabeth D
1 June 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
1 October 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
13 July 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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