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Cedar Mesa | Seven Towers

Sunday, November 22, 2009

After making our way back to the highway from Arch Canyon Rim we crossed and headed back to Mule Canyon….this time on the other side of the highway. After a short half mile drive down a 4×4 road and a quick 100 yard hike down a rocky wash, we reached the Seven Towers (also known as the Cave Towers and Mule Canyon Towers).

Located here on both sides are the ruins of seven circular towers that once stood at the head of this canyon. A few still have some walls standing, but most are reduced to piles of rubble. I also spotted some ruins in an alcove located below in Mule Canyon.




If you look closely in the following picture, you can see some tower ruins on the other side of the canyon.

Looking across the canyon at the biggest remaining tower


After checking out these ruins, we headed back to the highway and made our way back home. It was another great weekend in Southern Utah!

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