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Over Under Ruins, UT

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HAZ reminds you to respect the ruins. Please read the Archaeological Resources Protection Act of 1979 & Ruins Etiquette
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Difficulty 2.5 of 5
Route Finding 3 of 5
Distance One Way 2 miles
Trailhead Elevation 4,940 feet
Elevation Gain 125 feet
Accumulated Gain 310 feet
Avg Time One Way 2-4 hours
Kokopelli Seeds 3.03
Interest Off-Trail Hiking, Ruins & Historic
Backpack Possible - Not Popular
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51  2018-09-24 Steph_and_Blake
10  2018-04-25 AZLOT69
Author AZLOT69
author avatar Guides 175
Routes 247
Photos 7,884
Trips 1,914 map ( 16,193 miles )
Age 70 Male Gender
Location Gold Canyon, AZ
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Preferred   Oct, Apr, May, Mar → 8 AM
Seasons   Late Spring to Early Autumn
Sun  5:21am - 7:27pm
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Enroute to this hike the road passes thru a section of the Ute Indian reservation. It is signed and visitors should avoid trespassing on private land. The hike, however is on public land.

From the trailhead follow the jeep road about a quarter mile to the end. Continue across the sidekick as it narrows and becomes a slick rock finger of rock with box canyons off below on either side. Stay high and centered following the finger out.

There are huge rock alcoves all over the area. Look left down in the box canyon to see Over Under Ruins. To visit them continue out the finger as it descends toward the canyon bottom. Watch for the trail on the left as it descends a few more benches, to the drainage at the bottom. Over Under Ruins are to your left however, from the bottom up directly above is a Granary with rock art. Check it out then return to the drainage and head over to the main ruins. The lower ruins are accessible but I didn't see any way to see the upper ruins and from a distance they look very well preserved. When done return the way you came or not, the area is quite inviting to the curious.

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2018-04-25 AZLOT69

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    WARNING! Hiking and outdoor related sports can be dangerous. Be responsible and prepare for the trip. Study the area you are entering and plan accordingly. Dress for the current and unexpected weather changes. Take plenty of water. Never go alone. Make an itinerary with your plan(s), route(s), destination(s) and expected return time. Give your itinerary to trusted family and/or friends.

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    Navajo Nation Reservation
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    Map Drive
    FR / Dirt Road / Gravel - Car Okay

    To hike
    Highway ,95 6 miles west of Highway 191, turn North on Cottonwood Rd. Proceed eight miles straight ahead, do not turn left at first y. At eight miles come to another y, turn left. Continue 2.6/2.7 miles. There are two dirt roads here about a hundred yards apart. You want the second dirt road on your left. There is parking here. This is the Trailhead, walk down the jeep road.
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