Mule Canyon Ruin

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Mule Canyon Ruin


(435) 587-2144

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This ruin is an excellent example of some of the ancient human history of southern Utah. This is a great spot to stop at on a trip through the Grand Cricle or on your way to Canyonlands or Arches National Parks. Interpretive signing and vault toilets are provided. The site is handicapped accessible and well signed on the highway. The site is open year round and there is no admission fee.

Map of Mule Canyon Ruin

Latitude, Longitude: 37.872685, -109.343491



  • Bicycling

    Mountain biking nearby.

  • Auto/Motorcycle

    Auto touring available.

  • Hiking

    Hiking encouraged

  • Historic Sites

    Well preserved Pueblo surface ruins found at this site are over 700 years old. The ruin complex includes above-ground and underground dwellings: a kiva and tower which have been excavated and stabilized as well as a block of twelve rooms.


Open year round. Extreme heat common in summer. Freezing temperatures in winter.



The Mule Canyon Ruin site is located about 20 miles south of Blanding, UT. It may be accessed from highway 95. Look for the graded county road (SJ 263) on the north side of the highway, approximately 19 miles west of the intersection of routes 95 and 191. Go up the county road about 1/4 mile and park.

Phone Numbers


(435) 587-2144