Hiking Monument Valley and SE Utah

The Monument Valley area is huge and diverse, with landscapes ranging from sandy desert to forested mountains and deep canyons. Hiking opportunities here are also diverse. Many trails do have one thing in common - they lead to impressive ancient Anasazi structures and rock art.

Butler Wash Ruins Moderate
An impressive ancient Anasazi cliff dwelling complex can be seen in a tributary to Butler Wash, along Hwy 95 west of Blanding. The trail to the viewpo...(more)

Grand Gulch - Bullet Canyon to Canyon Junction Strenuous
Grand Gulch is the premier spot to view ancient Anasazi ruins in a natural, wilderness setting. The canyon is a virtual museum, with rock art, stone h...(more)

Grand Gulch - Kane Gulch to Bullet Canyon Strenuous
Grand Gulch offers several great hiking opportunities, all of which allow you to view magnificent ancient Anasazi ruins in a beautiful, wilderness set...(more)

Hovenweep Cajon Group Easy
The Cajon Group contains some of the most remarkable Anasazi ruins to be found in Hovenweep National Monument. The stone structures are situated aroun...(more)

Hovenweep Cutthroat Castle Group Easy
The Cutthroat group consists of a cluster of ancient Anasazi ruins located along the Utah/Colorado border. It is part of Hovenweep National Monument,...(more)

Hovenweep Hackberry Group Easy
The Hackberry Group is a cluster of ancient Anasazi ruins at a remote spot in Hovenweep National Monument. The ruins are clustered around a spring at...(more)

Hovenweep Holly Group Easy
The Holly Group includes a cluster of ancient Native American ruins located right on the Utah/Colorado border. It is part of Hovenweep National Monume...(more)

Hovenweep Horseshoe Group Easy
The Horseshoe Group is a cluster of Anasazi ruins - an ancient village that housed some 50-60 people. It is a part of Hovenweep National Monument, loc...(more)

Hovenweep Square Tower Ruins Easy
Hovenweep National Monument shelters impressive groups of prehistoric, Puebloan-era Anasazi villages, located along the Utah/Colorado border in the Fo...(more)

Mule Canyon Ruins Strenuous
There is a complex of restored Anasazi ruins along Hwy 95 at Mule Canyon, west of Blanding. They are interesting and worth looking at for a few minute...(more)

Natural Bridges Horsecollar Overlook Easy
The Horsecollar Ruin is a well-preserved ancestral Puebloan (Anasazi) complex, and is a major attraction in Natural Bridges National Monument. (more)

Natural Bridges Kachina Trail Moderate
Kachina is an impressive natural stone bridge located in Natural Bridges National Monument. The relatively small size of its opening and its orientati...(more)

Natural Bridges Owachomo Trail Easy
Owachomo is a very photogenic natural bridge located in Natural Bridges National Monument. A sort, easy path leads into the canyon and up under the br...(more)

Natural Bridges Sipapu Trail Moderate
Sipapu Bridge is the second largest natural bridge in the world (only Rainbow Bridge in Glen Canyon is bigger). It is located in Natural Bridges Natio...(more)

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