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Gems in Cedar Mesa - 4

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gem Favorite House on Fire Ruins.

House on Fire Ruin

(9) Blanding, UT
gem Favorite Inside the Moon House Ruins.

Moon House Ruin

(3) Blanding, UT
gem Favorite Grinding stone at the Junction Ruin.

Junction Ruins

(6) Blanding, UT
gem Favorite Pictograph of a speared antelope... or something.

Turkey Pen Ruin

(4) Blanding, UT

Recommended Routes in Cedar Mesa - 5

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Favorite Inside the Moon House Ruins.
Intermediate

Moon House Ruins

4.6 mi 7.4 km 497' Up 151.59 m Up 497' Down 151.56 m Down

Blanding, UT
Favorite Mule Canyon ruins.
Easy/Intermediate

House on Fire Ruins

2.0 mi 3.2 km 52' Up 15.81 m Up 52' Down 15.77 m Down

Blanding, UT
Favorite Owl Creek Canyon remains beautiful after the second major pour-off.
Difficult

Fish and Owl Canyon Loop Route

17.1 mi 27.5 km 1,992' Up 607.16 m Up 1,995' Down 608.12 m Down

Blanding, UT
Favorite Domes of the Navajo Sandstone peek out from behind the canyon walls.
Intermediate

The Narrows of Grand Gulch

4.2 mi 6.7 km 372' Up 113.4 m Up 372' Down 113.51 m Down

Blanding, UT
Favorite Beautiful canyon leading to Anasazi ruins.
Difficult

Kane Gulch to Junction & Turkey Pen Ruins

9.4 mi 15.1 km 1,249' Up 380.68 m Up 1,249' Down 380.84 m Down

Blanding, UT

Cedar Mesa Running

  • 90 Miles 145 Kilometers of Trail
  • 5 Recommended Routes
  • 4 Gems Gems
  • 4 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 11 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 2 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Trails in Cedar Mesa - 12

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0.2 mi 0.3 km #1Perfect Kiva
Intermediate
Blanding, UT
Intermediate
Blanding, UT
1.3 mi 2.1 km #2Fallen Roof Ruin
Intermediate
Blanding, UT
Intermediate
Blanding, UT
7.1 mi 11.4 km #3Bullet Canyon Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Blanding, UT
Intermediate/Difficult
Blanding, UT
14.3 mi 22.9 km #4Kane Gulch Trail
Difficult
Blanding, UT
Difficult
Blanding, UT
0.6 mi 0.9 km #5Moon House Trail
Intermediate
Blanding, UT
Intermediate
Blanding, UT
3.1 mi 5.1 km #6Government Trail
Intermediate
Blanding, UT
Intermediate
Blanding, UT
1.8 mi 3.0 km #7Collins Canyon Trail
Intermediate
Blanding, UT
Intermediate
Blanding, UT
16.3 mi 26.3 km #8Fish Canyon
Difficult
Blanding, UT
Difficult
Blanding, UT
0.1 mi 0.1 km #9Moki Dugout Lookout
Easy
Blanding, UT
Easy
Blanding, UT
0.1 mi 0.2 km #10Mule Canyon Ruins
Easy
Blanding, UT
Easy
Blanding, UT
1.2 mi 2.0 km #11Moon House Approach
Easy
Blanding, UT
Easy
Blanding, UT
6.8 mi 11.0 km #12Owl Canyon
Difficult
Blanding, UT
Difficult
Blanding, UT

Photos of Cedar Mesa - 67

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Inside the Moon House Ruins.
Nov 10, 2016 near Blanding, UT
What a beautiful canyon to explore!
Nov 10, 2016 near Blanding, UT
A beautiful canyon near Moon House ruin.
Oct 24, 2016 near Blanding, UT
This is the slickrock chute leading to the canyon floor.
May 29, 2017 near Blanding, UT
Enjoy a panoramic view from the alcove harboring Perfect Kiva.
May 29, 2017 near Blanding, UT
Beautiful canyon leading to Anasazi ruins.
Oct 5, 2016 near Blanding, UT
View from the rim into Grand Gulch with Polly's Island on the left.
Jun 8, 2017 near Blanding, UT
A sweet rock formation greets you as you near the ruins.
Nov 10, 2016 near Blanding, UT