Blanding Ancient Ruins

Ancient Ruins in Blanding, UT

Blanding Ancient Ruins

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  • Brssjunk
    Tucson, AZ1,277 contributions
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    In the autumn, the walk to the House on Fire is marvelous. The canyon is beautiful and the walk is not difficult except for a few places where you cross the creek. There are places where the bottom of the creek is damp.
    The House on Fire is up on a large rock outcrop which has beautiful yellow and red striations which make the cliff appear to be on fire.
    The hike is well worth it and the photography along both the canyon and at the ruins is incredible.
    Written October 27, 2022
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  • Sally Thoe Downs
    Albuquerque, NM5,388 contributions
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    Cave Towers is an impressive Ancestral Puebloan site consisting of the fragile remains of seven structures sitting atop the rim of Mule Canyon. This particular site dates to roughly 1250 CE and the arrangement of structures – some of which were likely towers while others were above-ground kivas – may imply defensive uses. These Indian Towers are accessed from south side of Hw95 in between Mile Marker 102 and 103. There is a gate to a spur road that we open and drive through. The gate has to be closed once we pass through. The spur road should be considered 4 WD only but the road is short and it’s easy to park near the gate and walk to the towers. There are seven towers in various states of decay located on the left (east) and right (west) sides of the rim. Much of the first storey of one of the towers on the east rim is in very good shape. On the west rim a partial wall with a doorway remains. The other towers are basically piles of rubble. There is no way of knowing the exact purpose of these towers. The towers were multi-storied and their height undoubtedly provided great observation opportunities.
    Written July 5, 2021
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  • Benjamin G
    1 contribution
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    I took the advanced canyoneering course and by far thought its was worth the cost. My favorite part was getting deep into setting up/rapelling off marginal anchors, as well as the pothol training. I feel much more confident using these techniques in canyon now. I am definitely looking forward to signing up for their rescue course in the future!
    Written June 14, 2024
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