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Lower Mule Canyon 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 of 5
Route Finding 2 of 5
Distance Round Trip 1.5 miles
Trailhead Elevation 5,019 feet
Elevation Gain 85 feet
Accumulated Gain 150 feet
Avg Time Round Trip 2 hours
Kokopelli Seeds 2.25
 Interest Ruins, Historic & Perennial Creek
 Backpack Possible - Not Popular
unreported if dogs are allowed
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author avatar Guides 177
Routes 249
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Trips 2,065 map ( 16,836 miles )
Age 72 Male Gender
Location Gold Canyon, AZ
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Southeast Region
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Preferred May, Jun, Sep, Oct → 9 AM
Seasons   Spring to Autumn
Sun  5:03am - 7:29pm
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Nearby Area Water
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  Likely In-Season!
Don't judge a book by its cover. There's a lot going on at this location for the curious. Rather short and not too difficult but full of surprises.Your adventure starts at the north end of this parking area. Cross the creek and follow the old ATV trail to the point it ends. Looking to the right there are several ruins on the ledge about thirty feet of the ground. Slow down and use your soft eyes to take it all in watching for rock art. Moving to your left you can make your way up to the thirty foot ledge. Now you can examine these ruins up close and look for petroglyphs.

Once you've had your fill here look directly across at the rock peninsula. Work your way over to it and notice the unusual geology along the way. Move to your left going around the left side and into the adjoining canyon. You'll find at least four more sets of ruins over here as well as some unique pictographs and petroglyphs. Look up as you traverse the ledge or you will miss things twenty feet above you. When finished return the way you came.

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2019-05-08 AZLOT69
    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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    High Clearance possible when dry

    To hike
    Highway 95, 14 miles west of Highway 192. Turn left on county road 235. It is at the bottom of the hill after you go over the top of Combs Ridge. Proceed south one mile to a dirt road. Turn right go.3 mile to a large parking area. Park anywhere. This is your trailhead.
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     90+° 8am - 6pm kills
    Avoid Heat Illness - stay cool

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