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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 Moon House ruins with the Hiking Project Team.

Moon House Ruin

(3) Blanding, UT
gem Favorite Looking up at the upper, inaccessible Junction Ruins

Junction Ruins

(6) Blanding, UT
gem Favorite The amazing Turkey Pen is still standing hundreds years later.

Turkey Pen Ruin

(4) Blanding, UT

Recommended Routes in Cedar Mesa - 5

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Favorite Moon House ruins with the Hiking Project Team.
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 House on Fire 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 Above Large Pool in Owl Canyon
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 Looking up at the upper, inaccessible Junction 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 Hiking

  • 89 Miles 143 Kilometers of Trail
  • 5 Recommended Routes
  • 4 Gems Gems
  • 4 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 10 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 2 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Trails in Cedar Mesa - 11

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

Photos of Cedar Mesa - 64

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Moon House ruins with the Hiking Project Team.
Oct 5, 2016 near Blanding, UT
Looking up at the upper, inaccessible Junction Ruins
Oct 5, 2016 near Blanding, UT
Trekking back to the main ruin.
Oct 5, 2016 near Blanding, UT
Descending the canyon to access the ruins.
Oct 5, 2016 near Blanding, UT
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
Above Large Pool in Owl Canyon
Apr 2, 2018 near Blanding, UT