Short scrambles on two slickrock domes, with panoramic views and ancient ruins.

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Difficulty

FATMAP difficulty grade

Moderate

Description

This short but nicely varied trail combines views of the landscape with a glimpse into the past.

You can climb a tall mesa to find a panorama over the canyons or circle a smaller mesa to find Native American ruins.

A fork in the trail leads either east or west.

Go east for a moderate scramble on the taller mesa.

Once on top, you can roam around the slickrock dome and find different viewpoints. Going west at the fork leads to the smaller mesa.

After reaching a highpoint, the trail then dips down to follow ledges around the perimeter, where the ruins are located.

These stone walls were built hundreds of years ago as granaries.

Be sure to view the ruins from a distance.

Do not enter or touch them because they are fragile and irreplaceable. Sources: https://www.nps.gov/cany/planyourvisit/hiking.htm https://www.earthtrekkers.com/one-perfect-day-in-canyonlands-national-park/