Since leaving Arizona at the beginning of summer to start a new job in Utah I had planned to take a week off work to come back down to Arizona to visit my parents. I knew I had wanted to spend a few days just traveling around southern Utah before heading down but I was a little undecided as what to do. Ultimately, it came down to either tooling around the St. George area or around SE corner of the state.
After doing some initial research I decided to head to SE Utah since there was very little information about trails around St. George. I had been wanting to head back that anyways to try and find a ruin site I had visited a couple of years ago and too exploring a few new areas (thanks for IntrepidXJ - Randy for his recent Cedar Mesa trip).
The plan was too leave work Friday after work and head to Blanding too stay for a few nights while traveling around the area. Fortunately, I was able too leave work a little earlier than normal and beat the worst of the crazy Utah rush hour traffic. The trip down was mostly uneventfully, despite some thick fog just North of Moab and a scary truck driver.
Arriving in Blanding sometime around 930 pm, I got a slight glimpse of what awaited me for the next morning. Snow covered ground. “Oh, joy that should make things fun” was my thought and it sure did.
Come Saturday morning I left the hotel and headed to my first destination House of Fire Ruin. As I approached the way point for the parking area I learned a little too late that my G.P.S. had failed to save the route from the parking area to the ruin. A little disappointed I decided too go ahead and stop and visit the Mule Canyon Ruin next to parking area. Why not I’m already here.
Mule Canyon Ruins: