Mule Canyon Ruins Trail

EASY 2 reviews

Mule Canyon Ruins Trail is a 0.2 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Blanding, Utah that offers scenic views and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for walking and nature trips and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
0.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
3 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

wheelchair friendly

kid friendly

nature trips

walking

views

no shade

historic site

Mule Canyon Ruin is a small Anasazi village, used for living quarters and religious ceremonies. The masonry structures now visible were constructed of sandstone blocks set in wet soil mortar. The construction materials were obtained from the immediate vicinity of the site. During occupation, the walls of the structures (except, the kiva) were higher, and all were roofed. The roofs consisted of a log frame, covered with progressively smaller limbs and sticks, then sealed with soil mortar. The floors of all the structures consisted of hard-packed soil.

hiking
2 months ago

A nice sample of an open field village vs. cliff dwellings. Many nice trails in the area. Worth the stop to learn more about the Anasazi diverse culture.

hiking
2 months ago